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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.

New Art Exhibitions in 2019!

We are looking forward to an exciting new season in our Art Gallery – our exhibitions will feature a range of artists working in various media, with exhibitions changing from month to month.  Come and visit us soon and admire the artistry of artists working in textiles, acrylics, watercolours etc.  A feast for the eyes!  Admission free.

Heritage Lottery Fund Improvement Project

New Stories & New Displays to share as we open for our 2019 season on 19th February. All thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund & support from Milton Keynes Council

Visit Olney & The Cowper & Newton Museum

Places to eat, shop & enjoy the heritage of Olney and at the Cowper & Newton Museum

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. Find out about our February Half Term Activities or Try out our new FREE Poetry Treasure Trail & Runaway Hare Trail for families

A reminder of some of our activities:

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

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