The Hall

To the sound of the gentle tick and chime of the grandfather clock, step into the Hall and become acquainted with William and his family.  Don’t miss the secret hinged frame on Cowper’s portrait by Lemuel Abbott or how his pet hares became famous!

‘On the right-hand stands a cupboard, the work of the same author; … Opposite to you stands a table, which I also made: but a merciless servant having scrubbed it until it became paralytic, it serves now but of ornament; and all my clean shoes stand underneath…’

– Letter from William to his cousin, Lady Hesketh nee Cowper

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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