The Three Hares Art Gallery

Named after the three pet hares, Tiney, Bess and Puss, kept by William Cowper at his home which is now the Museum, the Three Hares Art Gallery was opened in 2007.  Its aim is to encourage local artists and craftspeople to explore their creativity and showcase their talents.



To date we have held successful exhibitions of watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, woodcraft and textiles, including patchwork and tapestries.  The Gallery provides the ideal opportunity for all artists – emerging or experienced, professional, amateur or student – to exhibit their work.

The Three Hares Art Gallery is situated on the top floor of the Museum and offers a light and airy exhibition space with plain white walls.  Two windows overlook the busy Market Place.  There is room to hang 40 works, depending on size, using our hook and chain system.  There is additional space on the staircase leading to the Gallery to hang further works.  The Gallery has two power points and three directional ceiling spotlights.   Exhibitions can be left unattended.

There is ready interest in our exhibitions, as well as sales of works on display.  Our visitors come from all over the UK and we also welcome many overseas visitors who are attracted by the life of John Newton and his penning of ‘Amazing Grace’.  As well as individuals, we also welcome tour groups and ensure that they have the opportunity to view the works in the Gallery during their visit.

The Three Hares Art Gallery offers a wonderful opportunity to promote and sell your work in an ideal exhibition space in a unique setting.  With its sloping floors and original windows, the Gallery has an atmosphere and quirkiness all its own!

If you would like to book the Gallery (exhibitions are for one month), see the Hiring the Three Hares Art Gallery page on this website or if you would like to discuss your requirements or receive our regular Gallery e-Newsletter, please email the Gallery Manager at