'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.'Read more
Refreshments in the Courtyard Season is here
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Summer is here and the Jasmine and Lavender perfumes the garden…
Why not bring your packed lunch and enjoy the views, scents and birdsong from our benches.
Fun for All the Family at the Cowper and Newton Museum
Hopping Hares Summer Trails, Challenges and other Things to do!
This programme has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Please contact the museum for refunds
During July, we welcome Colin Veitch to the Gallery. Here Colin tells us something of his background and his work
Cowper and Newton Amazingly Graceful Georgian Dancers of Olney!! Think Pride and Prejudice. Think 50 years earlier when wigs were taller and men wore breeches. Olney, our beautiful Georgian town is in need of an enthusiastic leader for our newly-formed
As well as visiting the museum, why not spend some time enjoying Olney with its historic buildings and many shops and places to eat?
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 our historic 18th century townhouse, the tranquil gardens and some of the greatest stories of the era
Explore Orchard and Gilpin House, discovering the many personal belonging of William Cowper and John Newton