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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.

August in the Three Hares Gallery

This is an exhibition by Ben Field of several large poems, including pieces about the M1 motorway, Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins, and Orchard Side — Cowper’s home in Olney.

Guided Walks Around Olney 2018

Don’t miss out on our 2018 season of Guided Walks around Olney & Weston Underwood. Also find out about the new app based trails for independent explorers

Refreshments in the Courtyard 2018

Why not escape the hustle & bustle of the Market Place to enjoy delicious refreshments and a friendly welcome in our tranquil gardens 

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

Family fun trails, challenges and fun things to do all year round for families at the Cowper & Newton Museum Come and try out Sailing the Seven Seas Trail and activity throughout the Summer holiday

A reminder of some of our activities:

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

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