Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney

4.7
#9 of 19 in Museums in Buckinghamshire
The Cowper and Newton Museum is a museum in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in the Borough of Milton Keynes. Celebrating the work and lives of two famous local residents: William Cowper a celebrated 18th-century poet; and John Newton, a prominent slave trade abolitionist who was curate in the local church. Together, Cowper and Newton wrote the Olney Hymns, including ond of the world’s most popular hymns, Amazing Grace.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers; a house full of the personal affects of former owner William Cowper; a garden laid out with plants as used in the eighteenth century; a Victorian kitchen ga...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Great little museum and gardens but we did not leave enough time, but we did get pass to allow us to return within the year. Should allow a couple of hours, more if good weather so you can enjoy. Grea...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This museum consists of two adjoining houses, one of which is a history museum and the other is the Cowper and Newton museum. Backing it are two gardens, one flowers and one vegetables. It was a glori...  more »
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  • Very interesting and ideal activity for our nieces & nephews when we are baby sitting!
  • What a wonderful little museum! Very helpful and friendly staff, and £5 for a whole year!? Amazing value!
  • Anyone who thinks vaguely that the slave trade was "not quite nice" should visit this little museum in the "pancake town" to discover just how truly awful it was.
  • Well worth a visit

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