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…
This bench catches the sun so bring your packed lunch and enjoy our oasis.

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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


VISUALise: Inspiration through Stitch and Expression

VISUALise is our October exhibition by a group of textile artists known as ISE (Inspiration for Stitch and Expression).  ISE was formed several years ago by like minded artists who enjoy creating diverse work with stitch as the common thread.


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


Black History Month 2016

“Am I Not a Man And a Brother?”

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?