Welcome to Orchard Side House
Find out here what delights we have in store for you when you visit to relive Georgian life with us in our 18th century town house.
Visit our tranquil & historic Gardens. William Cowper was an innovative gardener at a time when seeds & plants were arriving from North America. Find out more here, including a plan of the gardens and our seasonal photo gallery.
Take an on-line mini tour, right now, around the collection display rooms inside Orchard Side. Visit the ‘Welcome’ page to see the plan of the House & Gardens and a short guide to the other delights we have in store for you during your visit.
Felt Lace is an exhibition by region 5 members of the International Feltmakers Association. It was inspired by the museum’s lace collection and by the history of lace making in Olney and North Buckinghamshire.
be part of our project to re-display and restore areas of our museum, helping us to delight our current visitors & encourage new visitors to relive Georgian life in Olney, the home of William Cowper & the Rev John Newton
Join us as William Cowper & John Newton tell us their story of friendship & trials, poetry, hymns and social conscience through their diaries and letters
“Am I Not a Man And a Brother?”
Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace – a dance group from the Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney.
Trails & Things to Do for Families
News about our October half term activities – In the Dark Dark Museum