Dickens of a Christmas will be held on Sunday 9th December 2018 from 10:00am until 4:00pm. It brings a taste of Victorian England to Olney. This very popular event attracts many thousands of visitors to enjoy the sense of days gone by. Stalls with all manner of merchandise fill the Market Place and the High Street and the Farmers Market is held on the same day, offering many opportunities to purchase Christmas presents as well as supporting local charities.
Stallholders dress in outfits from the period and there is also the chance to visit one of three craft fairs. Olney Town Council organises 'Dickens', with councillors part of a subcommittee to ensure the smooth running of this significant event. For a stall application please click here.
The Cowper and Newton museum (pictured) always hold special events - and dress up, naturally - and sell a lovely range of warming drinks too. This year, at the north end of the High Street: they're offering their very own warming Mulled Wine to keep the chills away!
In the Museum on the Market Place: Delicious hot chocolate, tea and coffee served all day in the Courtyard- warm up those hands!
David Pibworth’s magic show at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Courtyard. Olney is the Home of Amazing Grace – please fill our donation buckets and support your local heritage for future generations to enjoy!
24 Days of Advent (Olney): Carol singing in the Courtyard at 2:30pm.
Splat the Rat! Rats were living freely around Cowper’s home (now the museum) 250 years ago. They were on board Newton’s ships at sea too. We don’t want them running about Olney town today!
Museum open as usual. Usual admission applies:
Georgian costume room open for dressing-up. Relive Georgian life with them.
Work by the maker-artists of Milton Keynes for the ‘Get Making’ exhibition will be upstairs in the museum’s Three Hares Gallery. Look out for the lace-making demo!
Festive good wished to one and all!