The Friends of the Museum

The Friends play an important part in the life of the Museum, Gardens and Three Hares Art Gallery, and individual members enjoy an excellent range of benefits; joining the Friends will put you at the heart of the Cowper and Newton Museum.

How the Friends support the Cowper and Newton Museum

 By contributing funds to support the work of the Museum

  • By fostering general interest in the Museum
  • By encouraging interest in the lives of William Cowper and John Newton
  • By providing and/or supporting volunteers
  • By preserving and promoting our local heritage

The Cowper and Newton Museum, together with the Gardens and Three Hares Art Gallery, is largely run by volunteers with the House Manager coordinating all activities. The success of the Museum to date has been achieved through the hard work and commitment of Friends, volunteers, Trustees and staff working together.

Many Friends who live locally support and take an active role in the Museum, both raising funds and providing volunteers for a wide range of duties, from welcoming visitors, cataloguing objects, collection care, tour guides, gardening, curating art exhibitions, and running our Museum shop, or carrying out DIY. Friends who live some distance away can keep in touch with us through our Newsletters and Friends’ Newsflashes as well as offering welcome financial support.

Museum Plans for 2016 include:

  • Restyled reception and shop
  • A review of our fundraising activities to maximise income
  • The expansion of our costume deparment.
  • New Artists exhibiting at the Three Hares Art Gallery
  • Upgrading of picnic areas in the Museum Gardens
  • Introduction of regular Newsflashes for Friends and supporters

 Benefits of becoming a Friend of the Museum

  • The knowledge that you are supporting the Cowper and Newton Museum
  • Early notice and invitation to all important and special events.
  • Newsletters and Newsflashes.
  • Free entrance to the Museum, Gardens and Gallery

To secure the future of the Cowper and Newton Museum we need to grow and develop and need more Friends to help us achieve our aims. Do join us!

Joining or renewing membership of the the Friends

2016 Membership is £10.00 for an individual, £15.00 for a couple in the UK, £20.00 per person for our overseas Friends.

To join the Friends please send your details and we will arrange a starter pack.

The Friends
The Cowper and Newton Museum
Orchard Side
Market Place
MK46 4AJ

Alternatively you can join or renew your Friends Membership on-line here.