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Cowper & Newton Museum

Celebrating two great men who lived in Olney: the leading 18th Century poet & letter writer William Cowper and his friend, John Newton who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace". Closes during the winter.

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 Location: in Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Bromham Mill

There has been a mill on the site even before the Domesday survey in 1086, so a visit is like a step back in time. For centuries, the enormous wheel was turned only by the water of the River Great Ouse.

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Located 9 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Irchester Country Park

Country Park with rope course, sandpit, narrow guage railway museum and shop.

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Located 10 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day 

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes Gallery

Purpose built art gallery which offers a programme of international contemporary art, both on and offsite. Admisison is free.

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Located 10 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes Museum

Offers a chance to step back in time...through a Victorian street of shops, a WWII garden, a barn and farmhouse. Brings history to life.

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Located 10 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

78 Derngate

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries, Northampton was the winner of the 2009 Enjoy England Excellence Award for Best Small Visitor Attraction in England.

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Located 11 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Northampton Museum

Collections exploring the shoe and boot making history of the region & with an art gallery too.

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Located 11 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Stoke Bruerne/Grand Union Canal

Stoke Bruerne is a lovely place to watch canal boats navigate a flight of locks, walk, cycle or visit the National Waterways Museum.

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Located 11 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day 

 

 

 

 

Sywell Aviation Museum

Displays include uniforms, photographs, models, wartime kitchen, bomb train, equipment displays, aviation archaeology and more!

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Located 11 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Abington Park Museum

'The museum in the park' is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building with a hammer beam roof in its Tudor hall. There is intricate carved panelling and also an elegant 19thC fashion gallery.

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Located 12 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Museum

Bedford Museum is situated within the picturesque gardens of Bedford Castle, beside the Great Ouse Embankment. Unearth secrets from prehistoric times & learn of the siege of the castle.




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Located 12 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery is now CLOSED for re-development. Due to re-open in 2010.

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Located 12 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

John Bunyan Museum

Follow the life of the author of Pilgrims Progress at the John Bunyan Museum in Bedford. Bunyan was imprisoned for his religious beliefs in Bedford.

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Located 12 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Bletchley Park

The once secretive war time code breaking site now offers a unique day out. Some of the brightest and best codebreakers were based here to decode the riddle of Nazi radio messages.

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Located 13 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Day 

 

 

 

 

Moot Hall Museum

A truly beautfiul restored 15th Century timber-framed market hall, now a museum illustrating English life and tradition.

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Located 14 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Shuttleworth Collection

See historic aeroplanes spanning 100 years of flight, with 50 historic aeroplanes.

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Located 16 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Day 

 

 

 

 

Claydon House

This Georgian country house has 18th-century interiors in a lovely setting. It is a National Trust property series of magnificent and unique rococo staterooms with important carvings. Has a museum of Florence Nightingale and Crimean War (Nightingale was a visitor at Claydon).

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Located 19 miles from Olney

Visit takes: 2 hours 

 

 

 

 

Stockwood Discovery Centre

A fascinating attraction with a good range of events, including family events.

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Located 27 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Day 

 

 
 

 

Buckinghamshire Railway

The Centre is a working museum where you can stroll among some giants of the steam age. A hit with Thomas the Tank Engine fans on special "Days out with Thomas".

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Located 29 miles from Olney

Visit takes: All day 

 

 

 

 

Tring Natural History Museum

Over 4,000 animals from around the world are displayed in the museum.

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Located 30 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Duxford -Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum Duxford is Europe's leading aviation museum, with its displays of military and civil aircraft spread over a large area.

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Located 49 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Day