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Cowper & Newton Museum - CLOSED

Orchard Side | Market Place, Olney MK46 4AJ, England
+44 1234 711516
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Great Museum and Gardens

Today we just visited the garden, where afternoon tea was being served, and women were making... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Rose1111
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England
Two Great Men In One Place

You may not remember reading or studying the works of William Cowper, an 18th century poet, nor his... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Robert C
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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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*The Museum is OPEN as the Opening Times Suggest!* Relive Georgian life in the home of the poet William Cowper, where he used to meet his friend, the preacher and former slave trader John Newton, author of the hymn 'Amazing Grace' Find out about the life and works of both men, including their involvement in the campaign to abolish the slave trade. A visit to the Museum also includes the Gardens and Three Hares Art Gallery.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Orchard Side | Market Place, Olney MK46 4AJ, England
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+44 1234 711516
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"their lives"
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"english country garden"
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Today we just visited the garden, where afternoon tea was being served, and women were making Buckinghamshire lace the traditional way. The gardens are superb - very English country garden - so well looked after. Our friends from London were most impressed and took away...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

You may not remember reading or studying the works of William Cowper, an 18th century poet, nor his friend, John Newton, a clergyman and former Captain of slave ships. Or have you? Newton wrote the famous hymn, "Amazing Grace." He became close friends with the...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a lovely summer day so wandered around the well restored garden with its unique history. House was so interesting with so many artefacts and personal details about Mr Cowper and a real insight into his life and friendships. The Newton room detailing his...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This small, privately run museum was a pleasure to visit and is run by enthusiastic volunteers. There are three floors and numerous steps up and down so beware if you have mobility issues. The garden would be nice in summer I expect, the small summerhouse...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Easy to find in the main square of Olney this quaint building is home to the memory of William Cowper a poet and John Newton the author of the famous hymn "Amazing Grace", which he wrote after his conversion to Christianity and change of heart...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This museum has some interesting displays regarding 2 famous residents of Olney. I would not go out of my way to visit but it is nice little spot if you have some spare time and are in the area. I certainly learned a few things...More

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Amanda M, Trustee at Cowper & Newton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed popping in to the Museum & Gardens ... and with 3 new eateries opening very soon we're very spoilt for choice for refreshments at any time of the day. Thanks for visiting

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Even though I have visited Olney for nearly 30 years, I have always walked past this museum until today, drawn in my the view of October sunshine in the beautiful walled gardens. What a gem I have missed, its absolutely charming. It's shone a light...More

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Amanda M, Trustee at Cowper & Newton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you so very much much - the garden team will be delighted to hear that the view through to the Courtyard drew you in as this is a new design for this year. You will make their day!

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty museum in the lovely town of Olney. The staff were welcoming and clearly enthusiastic which is so important as a visitor. Well worth a visit if you spend time here.

Thank 492nicd
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Amanda M, Trustee at Cowper & Newton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Thank you so much for posting and we will pass on your positive comments to our front of house volunteers - who will be delighted!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Very interesting, but far too much to see in the couple of hours we'd allowed. We will have to come back!

Thank thebin16
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Management response:Responded October 4, 2017

A Spring or Summer visit would give you the opportunity to see how different the gardens are throughout the year - Looking forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Great little museum in the centre of Olney which not only carries exhibits from Cowper & Newton but lots of local artifacts depicting the history of the Town. Well worth a visit and paying your entry fee which lasts for a year giving you plenty...More

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Management response:Responded September 15, 2017

Thank you so much - a few more additional events are just being added to the What's On Page of the website so could be worth a look...

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