Relive Georgian Life in Olney

Welcome to the Cowper & Newton Museum

We are OPEN


Historic House, Gardens, Shop and Three Hares Art Gallery

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

March 1st – December 21st 2022

(Closed on Good Friday 15th April)

Open for Heritage Open Day – Sunday 18th September 2022 11am-4pm

 (See ‘What’s On’ for special Sunday events.  )

 11am – 4.30pm  (spring/ summer)

11am – 4pm (autumn/ winter)

Advance booking available or just walk in on the day

Online Shop Open 

New Temporary Exhibition

Flirty Handkerchiefs

Did you know that the Georgians and Victorians used handkerchiefs to communicate with the opposite sex? Find out how by visiting our new exhibition.

March 2022 to December 21st 2022

This new exhibition is located in our Lace makers Room and is included in your admission charge.

Would you like to become an expert in flirting with your handkerchief? Find out more in our website Blog  ‘Handerchiefs and their Flirty Language’

"Amazing tea towel, Mr Newton. Where did you get it?"

The Cowper & Newton Museum Shop - now online!

Visit our newly-launched online shop and discover many of our most popular products, including The Olney Hymns, Amazing Grace tea towels and much more.

Wherever possible, we use recycled packaging when despatching our products to help save the environment.

Upcoming Events

On Monday last we went to see our Friend Newton at Olney, and to take a View of the Place where we trust the Lord has fix’d the Bounds of our Habitation.

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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

(Follow our social media accounts or check back here for further opening days & times as they become available)