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 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.
Exhibiting with us for the first time, Colin will be showing his stunning watercolours, many of which display his particular interest in perspective. Do come along and enjoy viewing this inspiring exhibition! Admission free.
Our HLF grant has enabled us to refurbish the historic Viper Barn so that it will soon contain an audio-visual display. We have new lighting and blinds throughout the museum and our Project Manager, Carla Markland, is now turning her attention to the new-look Georgian Life room.
Eat, shop and visit this Autumn & Winter in Olney and at the Cowper & Newton Museum
“Am I Not a Man And a Brother?”
Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace – a dance group from the Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney.
Family fun all year round for families at the Cowper & Newton Museum. ‘You Can’t Catch Me… I’m The Gingerbread Man for October half term
A reminder of some of our activities:
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