Relive Georgian Life in Olney

Welcome to the Cowper & Newton Museum


Our Historic House, Gardens, Shop 

and Three Hares Art Gallery

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

                                (See ‘What’s On’ for special Sunday events e.g. Heritage Open Day, National Garden Scheme Day, Dickens of a Christmas, Motorama)

Opens 11am/ Closes 4.30pm

We suggest a minimum of one hour for your visit. Return again anytime with your annual pass.  So much here of interest and wonder!

Advance online booking NOT required.  (Social distancing rules apply).  Walk-ins available on the day.  If you would prefer to book your ticket in advance, see ‘Book Ticket’ button on the top bar.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon.

The Lacemakers’ Story


Visit the newly refurbished Lacemakers Room which tells the story of the lacemakers of Olney and surrounding villages with new objects, stories and displays.

Quackery and Entitlement: a journey through Georgian Medicine

New exhibition included in your Museum visit

 Why not pick up the Children’s Activity Trail too?

"Amazing tea towel, Mr Newton. Where did you get it?"

The Cowper & Newton Museum Shop - now online!

Visit our newly-launched online shop and discover many of our most popular products, including The Olney Hymns, Amazing Grace tea towels and much more.

Wherever possible, we use recycled packaging when despatching our products to help save the environment.

Upcoming Events

On Monday last we went to see our Friend Newton at Olney, and to take a View of the Place where we trust the Lord has fix’d the Bounds of our Habitation.

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Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

(Follow our social media accounts or check back here for further opening days & times as they become available)