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


Our Glorious Gardens

Pop in and enjoy the Autumn colours in the garden…
Why not bring your packed lunch and enjoy the views, scents and birdsong from our benches.

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The Cowper and Newton Collection

Explore Orchard and Gilpin House, discovering the many personal belonging of William Cowper and John Newton


Animal Magic by Charmian Hayes

During September, the Three Hares Gallery is hosting an exhibition by Charmian Hayes entitled Animal Magic.  Charmian, who is Chair of the Milton Keynes Society of Artists, explores the natural world with her beautiful oil paintings of wildlife in its


Join Olney’s ‘Amazingly Graceful Georgian Dancers’

Olney’s ‘Amazingly Graceful Georgian Dance Group’ – we are newly formed and welcome new members, especially more men! Contact Paula 01234 711516.


Family Fun

Fun for All the Family at the Cowper and Newton Museum


Notice Board – Refreshments

Refreshments in the Courtyard Season is here
Check Events for this year’s dates

Garden Visitors

Group Visits

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?