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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. 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.

August in the Three Hares Gallery

We’re delighted that local artist Chris Richbell is returning to the Three Hares Gallery with an exhibition of her latest works, entitled ‘Water, water everywhere’.

Journal Subscription

The Cowper & Newton Journal 2017 is NOW AVAILABLE – new ideas, insights & inspiration

Guided Walks Around Olney

Don’t miss our Guided Walks around Olney & to Weston Underwood this Summer

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

Trails & Things to Do for Families
News about our Summer Holiday activities – Hare Escape

A reminder of some of our activities:

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