Cowper and Newton Museum Open Day

Friday, 20th September 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Cowper & Newton Museum

S E Midlands

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Organised by: Cowper and Newton Museum

Visit the house in Olney where one of England’s favourite poets William Cowper lived for twenty years and imagine domestic life as he experienced it in late-Georgian times.

Enjoy his garden and the celebrated summer-house where he wrote, and where he used to meet his neighbour, the preacher and former slave trader John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace.

Family Fun Trails.

No need to book in advance.

Refreshments (cake/tea/coffee/juice) 11.00 am until 4.00 pm.


Partial wheelchair access. The museum is over four floors and 8 staircases.  Access to the ground floor is down two shallow steps, then up 3 shallow steps.  Wheelchair access to the Shop, Viper Barn and two gardens.  Disabled toilet.

Hearing loop in the shop and Viper Barn. Assistance dogs welcome. Pushchairs acceptable in the garden, but not inside the museum due to stairs.

Location: The museum is located in the centre of Olney, north end of the Market Place car park. Parking in the town (not onsite).

Contact: House Manager tel 01234 711516 email