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Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney

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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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  • Amazing Grace, I heard that John Newton and William Cowper wrote the hymn Amazing Grace but never knew how many more were written and composed by them. The lives of these two men were fascinating and ...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to Cowper's house in Olney that is the site for the museum. Lots of informative displays in the various rooms about life in the house and village. Newton's room was equally inform...  more »
  • This was a most interesting visit. The Museum was filled with interesting objects and pictures and told the story of the poet Cowper and his anti-slavery friend Newton. The two volunteers on duty coul...  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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