Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour

Meet our Tour Guide, Derek, in the Museum Shop for the beginning of a fascinating tour of William Cowper’s former home from 1768-1786. Find out about how the lives of William Cowper and John Newton came together, through Cowper’s poetry and prolific letter-writing, the Olney Hymns and John Newton’s famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ of 250 years, commemorated in 2023.

Our Guide will illustrate his stories by showing you key items from our 5000 artefacts collected over the 124 years of the Museum’s existence.

Spaces limited to 10 people. Book via / ring 01234 711516/ or ask in the Shop.

Tour price: FREE  with your annual pass.
If you don’t have an annual pass, purchase yours in our Shop on arrival – only £10 to enjoy a year of visits to our museum, gardens and art gallery during usual opening hours.  Check our website for more free tours too!


Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ


Jul 20, 2024


11:15 am - 12:30 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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