A decorative item to look at this month: wallpaper dating from the early 1700’s. The two sheets of paper concerned were brought into the Museum a few years ago, having [...]
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The museum celebrates two great men who lived in Olney: the leading 18th Century poet & letter writer William Cowper and his friend, John Newton who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace”.
The Cowper & Newton museum is housed in the building that 18th Century poet William Cowper lived and worked in. It has beautiful, well tended gardens and a lovely 18h Century summerhouse.Read more »
We run a number of events throughout the year including special events for children and Heritage Open Days.
Click the link below for dates and further information on events for the year. We have many exciting events planned for 2013 and we’d love to see you there.Read more »
Plan Your Visit
The museum is in Olney, Buckinghamshire, UK, and is easy to find!
It’s a large brick building on the corner of historic Olney’s Market Place, a few miles north of central Milton Keynes. A short walk around the corner will take you to the Vicarage where Cowper’s friend John Newton preached and wrote ‘Amazing Grace’.Read more »