Group Visits

Group Bookings

A booked Group of 10 or more paying visitors:


Group visits are very popular so please ensure you book in good time to avoid disappointment.

For school visits please go to our School Visits page.

For visits to St Peter & St Paul Church contact the church directly.

  • Museum and Gardens Adults:  £9 pp (No concessions)
  • Gardens only Adult: £3.50 pp
  • Tour Guide fee:  £30.00
  • Group organiser admission:  Free
  • Children under 16 years accompanied by an adult:  Free
  • For all other rates please download our booking form.

To make your provisional booking, please contact our House Manager on 01234 711516 or by email to

You are also able to download a group booking form from the link below: 

Group and Talk booking form to 2024

Group visits  – plan your time with us

  • Garden Visitors

Bookings for group visits are welcome by prior arrangement.  In addition to self guided groups, we offer:

  • An introductory talk on arrival in our courtyard or virtually in the comfort of your home before your visit. 
  • Why not combine your Museum visit with a Guided Tour of the town of Olney?  (Contact the Museum for more information on availability & prices)
  • We are able to provide tea, coffee and biscuits by arrangement.

Prepayment for groups is requested.

Group Talks

We have a range of talks we can give to your clubs & societies. Here are a a few to get you started – but it is well worth having a chat with us as we are always developing new talks.  Please request a Group Booking form for talk fees etc, from

The Lives of William Cowper and John Newton
Cowper Curiosities and Connections
Cowper’s Scandalous World – Bawdy Georgians
The History of Olney
Olney – a Landscape History
Georgian Olney – A Time Travellers Guide
The Slave Trade and Abolition
The Story of Lace
Tracing Your Lace Workers Ancestors
The Lace School

Our Building – Accessibility

early group visitWe are a Georgian town house consisting of 4 floors; these are broken up by flights of 6 steps and half landings. Each floor has plenty of chairs for visitors to sit on.

The Shop, Courtyard and Viper Barn are accessible by wheelchair and mobility scooter users.  Entrance is also available via the alleyway to the right of the main entrance from the street.  Our Viper Barn has interactive AV equipment for your enjoyment.  Please be aware that some paths in both gardens are very narrow and others have high, uneven concrete surfaces and sharp right-angle turning points.  Unsuitable for wheelchair and mobility scooter users unless accompanied.

The earliest known photograph of a group visit by members of Wolverton Wesleyan Chapel to William Cowper’s Summer House, circa 1900. Photograph by Jonathan Knight, formerly of Olney.


Please visit our Schools Learning Programme page to find out more

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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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