The two gentlemen

'Visit the house where one of England’s favourite poets William Cowper lived for twenty years, and imagine domestic life as he experienced it in late-Georgian times. Enjoy his garden and the celebrated summer-house where he wrote, and where he used to meet his neighbour, the preacher and former slave trader John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace.'

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The Museum – Orchard Side and Gilpin House

Visit our historic 18th century townhouse, the tranquil gardens and some of the greatest stories of the era

Currently in the Museum Gardens

Spring colours to enjoy in the 18c Flower Garden and the Summer House Garden

The Cowper and Newton Collection

Discover the many personal belonging of William Cowper and John Newton
NEW Rare children’s miniature bookcase on display

UK Astronomy Group – Annual Competition Winners

Come and see the Winners of the Annual Photo Exhibition of the UK Astronomy Group. Stunning images on display in the Three Hares Gallery until 30th March.

Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace

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

Family Fun

Join in with FREE Book Month in Olney Family Fun and see what’s coming up for the Easter holiday

Campaign to Abolish the Slave Trade in Britain

“Am I Not a Man And a Brother?”

Groups and coach parties welcome!

Coach parties and groups

Bookings are welcome by prior arrangement – we can arrange an introductory talk, a full guided tour or be free to wander to your hearts content…

Visit Olney

As well as visiting the museum, why not spend some time enjoying Olney with its historic buildings and many shops and places to eat?