Amazing Grace & John Newton Pop-Up Exhibition

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a new pop-up exhibition has been touring venues.

The exhibition includes information that covers the history of the hymn, how it came to be written in the town of Olney and the tune to which the hymn is most sung today, There is also a timeline of Newton’s life which includes his life as a slave ship captain, his journey to ordination, life as curate in the town of Olney, writing of hymns and role in the campaign to abolish slavery.

There are 3 versions of the information: 5 x pull up banners, graphic work which venues print themselves to a size that suits their venue and an A1 table top version.  Contact the Museum if you would like to find out more the materials.

Wilberforce Museum, Hull
Wilberforce Museum, Hull
Guildhall Museum, Roshester
Judy Collins Concert, the Stables MK
Central Milton Keynes Library
St Mary Woolnoth, London
John Wesley's New Rooms Museum, Bristol
Moggerhanger Park

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