Museum and Gardens open for the new season

Museum and Gardens open for the new season

Welcome back to the Cowper & Newton Museum!

Today is our first day open for the 2024.  We have been busy behind the scenes conserving our collection, renovating, gardening and planning an exciting variety of events.  It’s going to be another busy and exciting year and our Trustees, staff and volunteers are ready to help you discover it all.

‘Historic townhouse, tranquil gardens and some of the greatest stories of the era’

What’s to see?

New exhibition:  ‘Night and Day, costumes from our collections’  (more details to follow)


our 18th century historic site has a kitchen, a parlour, Cowper’s bedroom, rooms dedicated to the story of the Slave Trade and Amazing Grace, rooms about lacemaking and Georgian life.  There’s a dressing up room for all ages to have fun with.  Our shop sells unique gifts, many beautifully handmade by our talented volunteers. Breathe in the aromas of the plants in our Flower Garden and Summer House Garden – a perfect place to relax.  Bring a picnic!  Spend the rest of your visit looking around Olney with it’s beautiful 14th century church, Georgian architecture, nearby country park at Emberton, unique gift and boutique shopping, and a great choice of eating restaurants, cafes and bars.  As Cowper says “Variety’s the very spice of life”!

Visit us again with your valid annual pass or purchase a new one for 2024 – great value at only £10 for admission during usual opening hours all year.  Children under 16 years go free.  Subscribe to our newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom of the home page, or alternatively email to ask us to add you to our mailing list.

Adults:  £10 (includes an annual pass)/ Children under 16 years:  Free


Feb 20, 2024


11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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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