Cowper and Newton Museum

A hidden gem of Milton Keynes, the Cowper and Newton Museum is the former home of poet William Cowper.

Despite periods of severe depression, Cowper’s 18 years in Olney and eight at Weston Underwood were marked by his great literary achievements as poet, hymn-writer, letter-writer and translator.

Please note: closed for refurbishment until 9 February.

Permanent collections

The collections are diverse and interesting, ranging from the belongings of Cowper and his friend, the ex-slave trader John Newton (author of Amazing Grace), to local history items, portraits and an extensive lace collection.

Visitor information

The beautiful 18th-century gardens are incredibly peaceful.


Venue details

Cowper and Newton Museum Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ 01234 711516 www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

£2.50 with National Art Pass (standard entry £5)

9 Feb - Nov
Tue – Sat, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Please check website for Dec opening times