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The Cowper and Newton Museum is a museum in Olney. The museum features exhibits related to: coins and medals, natural sciences, social history, science and technology, personalities, medicine, archives, decorative and applied art, archaeology, costume and textiles and fine art. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: william cowper - the famous 18th century poet, letter-writer and classical scholar., rev. john newton - cowper's spiritual mentor, author of "amazing grace" and lacemaking - the local history of the industry.

The Cowper and Newton Museum
Market Place
Orchard Side
MK46 4AJ Olney

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Nature & Natural History



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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Sunday Closed

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Adults £7.50
Children Free

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  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Parking


Market Place, Olney, England


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