The Cowper and Newton Museum

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Artform: Museums

Address: Orchard Side Market Place Olney Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ
Telephone: 01234 711516
www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

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The 18th century home of William Cowper where he lived for twenty years.  Imagine domestic life as he experienced it in late-Georgian times, enjoy his gardens and the celebrated summer-house where he wrote, and where he used to meet his neighbour, the preacher and former slave trader John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace.’  ‘Amazing Grace’ is just one of the 348 ‘Olney Hymns’, which were written by both men.

William and John were also involved in the campaign to abolish the slave trade: William’s poem became an anti-slavery ballad and was republished as ‘A Subject for Conversation at the Tea-table’ to encourage people to discuss the issues: the Reverend John Newton mentored William Wilberforce who become the voice of the abolitionist movement in parliament, and Newton’s book  ‘Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade’  was sent by The Committee for Abolition of Slavery  to each member of both Houses of parliament. 

The Museum also has monthly exhibitions of artwork in its Three Hares Gallery.

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