Georgian Life

Learn more about the lives of rich and poor in Olney, from the finery of Cowper’s friend, Lady Austen to the poverty of the lacemakers and the lives behind the names in the Poor Law records.

Artefacts to find in this room

Book Museum Tickets

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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