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Cowper and Newton Museum


50% off entry and exhibitions

A hidden gem in Milton Keynes, the 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.

Permanent collection

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 museum also houses the Three Hares Gallery where changing displays of art in a range of media – such as oils, pastels, watercolours, photographs, textiles and stitchwork – are shown.

Cowper and Newton Museum

Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

01234 711 516


Opening times

GARDENS & SHOP ONLY Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am – 3pm until 19th December 2020

We are currently operating timed entry

With a National Art Pass you get

50% off entry and exhibitions
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