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Visit our historic 18th century townhouse, the tranquil gardens and some of the greatest stories of the era

Currently in the Museum Gardens

Spring colours to enjoy in the 18c Flower Garden and the Summer House Garden

The Cowper and Newton Collection

Discover the many personal belonging of William Cowper and John Newton
NEW Rare children’s miniature bookcase on display

May in the Three Hares Gallery

Welcome to Nicola Smith and Jen Davies and their May exhibition ‘Spirit of Nature’. Exploring their surroundings in a variety of media, Nicola and Jen bring a new freshness and insight into the world around us.

Cowper & Newton Symposium

Book now for the Cowper & Newton Symposium celebrating the heritage of William Cowper & John Newton on SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017

Family Fun

Find out about our May / June Family Fun Trails & Things to Do

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.

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?

A reminder of some of our activities:

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