Welcome to Orchardside house, the home of William Cowper, renowned 18th century poet from 1768 to 1786. Discover how his friend John Newton’s life and personal experience inspired him to write the world’s most famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ here in Olney.
Visit the Museum Gardens of the eighteenth century poet, William Cowper, a very innovative gardener, living at a time when seeds and plants were arriving from North America. He was resident at Orchard Side in the Market Place at Olney from 1768 to 1786.
Contains many personal belongings of William Cowper and John Newton housed in six collection rooms, namely: Kitchen, Hall, Parlour, Newton room, Cowper’s bedroom, Mrs Unwin’s bedroom. The Local History room, Lace Gallery, Courtyard & Viper Barn complete the Collection.
The Three Hares Gallery is proud to be a host venue for Bucks Open Studio. This annual event, held every June, celebrates the work of artists and makers all over the county.
Book now for the Cowper & Newton Symposium celebrating the heritage of William Cowper & John Newton on SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
Find out about our Family Fun Trails & Things to Do
“Am I Not a Man And a Brother?”
Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace – a dance group from the Cowper and Newton Museum in 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?