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Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
(4.5/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Quite a small museum which in a house however do not be deceived by its size . The rooms are well layed out, interesting displays . The garden is 'amazing' as they say pardon the pun. Cowper helped wr...  more »
  • This is a deceptive building from the outside ,its within the semi circle of the market square and looks like an ordinary shop Once inside the artifacts are amazing intricate items are displayed well ...  more »
  • The museum and garden are both quite amazing. We loved both. The museum has lots of stairs - so may be tough for folks with mobility issues. The depth of the research and the way it is presented is al...  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