David Harper’s ‘Stand Up’ History Tour…it’s history, but not as you know it!

A Romp With The Georgians

David Harper is a well known BBC TV antiques presenter. He’s been presenting on shows like Bargain Hunt, Flog It and Antiques Road Trip for 20 years. He’s also an artist, a public / after dinner speaker / auctioneer and a writer. His recently published book ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ is a humorous, light hearted look at life in Britain during the Georgian period 1714 - 1830.

The book is packed with funny, outrageous and dastardly historical stories our history teaches didn’t tell us!… and it’s now been turned into 1.5 hour stand up comedy, family friendly history show (45 minutes x 2) Stories range from strange Georgian pets, binge drinking, Georgian cosmetic surgery, electrified beds, smugglers, money launderers, fashion disasters, dodgy politicians and how to sell your spouse in auction…amongst many other very unusual, but true tales!

This event will take place in the museum garden at 2pm. We will be open from 12pm for you to enjoy our museum before the main event (usual admission applies to see inside the museum). You're welcome to bring a picnic to eat in our gardens. Suitable for children over 12 years old.

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Cowper and Newton Museum

Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

01234 711 516


Opening times

Historic House, Gallery Exhibitions, Gardens and Shop

1st March - 21st December 2022

Spring/ Summer: Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am-4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)

Autumn/ Winter (from 1st November) Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am-4:00pm (last entry 3:00pm)

Closed on Good Friday (15th April)


We are delighted to be returning to a hands-on Museum. Book online and tickets can also be purchased from the museum shop.

In order to make visits pleasant and comfortable, we respectfully ask that visitors exercise good practice.

Please do not visit the Museum if you have Covid symptoms or if you believe you have been exposed to the infection.

Shop staff are behind a perspex screen. Rooms are ventilated where possible. Hand sanitiser available on arrival and on exit from the museum.

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