Amazing Grace – John Newton in Olney

‘The Parish is large, the prospect pleasing and demands close attendance.  Besides, every day brings something unforeseen of its own.’

This room is dedicated to John Newton’s life in Olney as curate of St Peter & St Paul. With his friend Cowper, they wrote hymns for the people of Olney (published as The Olney Hymns)– the most famous today being ‘Amazing Grace’.

In here you will find changing displays of pictures, objects, books & manuscripts which tell you more about his personal life in Olney & how he grew his congregation.

Artefacts to find in this room

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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

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