Cowper and Newton Museum
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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.
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.
The beautiful 18th-century gardens are incredibly peaceful.