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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.

December in the Three Hares Gallery

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Colin Veitch is our December exhibition – and depicts the Twelve Days as you’ve never seen them before! Do come along and view Colin’s witty interpretation of this special season (when even Brexit gets a mention!).

Heritage Lottery Fund Improvement Project

Our HLF grant has enabled us to refurbish the historic Viper Barn so that it will soon contain an audio-visual display. We have new lighting and blinds throughout the museum and our Project Manager, Carla Markland, is now turning her attention to the new-look Georgian Life room.

Visit Olney & The Cowper & Newton Museum

Eat, shop and visit this Autumn & Winter in 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 all year round for at the Cowper & Newton Museum. Try out our new FREE Poetry Treasure Trail & Runaway Hare Trail

A reminder of some of our activities:

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

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