The Cowper & Newton Museum is situated in Olney, Bucks MK46 4AJ, in the south-east corner of the Market Place at the south end of the town.
See marker on the map below
Olney is on the A509, 5 miles North of Newport Pagnell and 7 miles from Junction 14 of the M1.
Olney is easily accessible by car from Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, Milton Keynes and the M1 motorway.
By train: Access from London either train from London-Euston to Milton Keynes Central or from St Pancras International to Bedford.
Car Parking: All Car parking in Olney is Free
There is ample free parking in Olney but make sure you check the time limit on your location. Follow this link to take you to a map showing free carparks in Olney on the Olney Town Council website. There is also parking on the roads around Market Place and along both sides of High Street.
Please note that there is no parking on the Market Place carpark on Thursdays and the first Sunday of each month as this is when there is still a market held in Olney.
Unlimited time: Old Cattle Market car park, adjacent to museum on the left next to Punch Opticians; along the High Street but not around the Market Place; East Street recreation ground car park
3 hours: In Market Place, opposite museum PLEASE NOTE: there is no parking in the Market Place on Thursdays and the 1st Sunday in the Month as the local market is held here.
1 hour: Around the Market Place
Visit the Olney Town Council website here to view a parking location map
Free: East Street recreational ground car park
Visit the Get Smarter Travel MK website to plan you route to the museum by walking, cycling, public transport or car
To find us look for a large brick building on the south-east corner of Olney’s historic Market Place. A short walk around the corner will take you to Church Street where you can view the Vicarage – here William Cowper’s friend John Newton preached and wrote ‘Amazing Grace’ (please note this is a private residence and can only be viewed from outside).
By bus from Milton Keynes Central Station or City Centre:
The nearest bus stop is adjacent to, or opposite, The Bull Hotel on the Market Place. For bus timetables check Route 21 on the following link: Milton Keynes Highways and Transport Hub web page
By bus from Bedford and Northampton:
Again, the nearest bus stop is adjacent to, or opposite, The Bull Hotel on the Market Place. For bus timetables check Route 41 on the following link: Number 41 Bus Route & Timetable: Bedford – Northampton