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Welcome to the Cowper & Newton Museum

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.

Flower & Summer House Gardens

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.

The Cowper & Newton Collection

Take an on-line mini tour, right now, around the collection display rooms inside Orchard Side House. 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.

2018 Season in the Three Hares Gallery

We’re delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions in our Three Hares Art Gallery where we’ll be displaying works by artists and makers working in glass, ceramics, silver, watercolour, pastels, acrylics etc as well as photography.

The Cowper & Newton Story – 250 years

250 years ago – Find out how William Cowper & John Newton met and forged a lifelong friendship here in Olney

250 Year Commemoration Original Painting Auction

Find out how you can own this Original painting ‘Moving Day’ by David Purvis created specially to celebrate Cowper & Newton Museum @ 250

Campaign to Abolish the Slave Trade in Britain

“Am I Not a Man And a Brother?”

Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace

Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace – a dance group from the Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney.

Family Fun

Trails & Things to Do for Families

A reminder of some of our activities:

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  • Visit throughout the Year our Glorious Gardens at the Cowper and Newton Museum