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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.

September in the Three Hares Gallery

Share Photography is an informal group of amateur photographers whose exhibitions aim to create the opportunity to present photographic prints and invite anyone interested to come along and enjoy them. Exhibiting in our Gallery for the first time, admission is free and all are welcome!

Heritage Lottery

Heritage Lottery Fund Improvement Project

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.

Special Sunday Afternoon Opening for MK LitFest @ the C&N Museum

Come along to our family friendly afternoon and find out more about the local poet who inspired the Romantic Poets. Treasure Trails, FREE tours and talks Don’t Miss out – Book Now!

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. Why not come and try out ‘You Can’t Catch Me…’ – family fun activities for the October half term

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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