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The Friends are a registered charity, set up to support and raise funds for Milton’s Cottage – the only surviving residence of poet and parliamentarian John Milton.

Joining helps with operation and maintenance costs of the museum and garden at Milton’s Cottage.  You will get free entrance, be invited to events and kept up to date via our newsletter.

For further information please contact the Chair, Keith Sugden, on keith.sugden@hotmail.co.uk

Forthcoming events:

The Starry Messenger: Milton v. the New Science

Thursday 15th March, 6pm

Dr William Poole, fellow of New College, Oxford, will deliver the annual Milton Lecture at Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE.

The young Milton, during his grand tour, visited Galileo GalileI who was under house arrest at Arcetri near Florence (for being outspoken re the heliocentric universe). We do not know why, nor what was said.  Dr Poole will be exploring Milton’s attitude to the Scientific Revolution, which was going on around him.  Indeed he was dictating Paradise Lost during the early years of the Royal Society when Boyle, Hooke, Wren and Newton were in their prime.

Pre-booking essential via Keith Sugden on  keith.sugden@hotmail.co.uk


Friends of Milton’s Cottage AGM 2018

Friday 25th May, from 7.30pm

The meeting will be held at Milton’s Cottage.  Access is via the garden gate & side door.


2018 Pimms Party

Wednesday 25th July, from 7.30pm

Don’t miss the No 1 social event of the season!  Pimms, wine, soft drinks and a delicious range of canapes will be served in the garden of Milton’s Cottage.  Friends are encouraged to bring guests and make it a special occasion.  In the event of inclement weather, the Trustees have kindly agreed that we can repair indoors.

£10 per person with proceeds going to Milton’s Cottage.  To book call 01895 831774 or email keith.sugden@hotmail.co.uk