Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the hymn, Amazing Grace
We are delighted to welcome a new touring exhibition from the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney!
Last year, the museum marked the 250th anniversary of the hymn, Amazing Grace. The exhibition includes information that covers the history of the hymn, how it came to be written in the town of Olney and the tune to which the hymn is most sung today.
There is also a timeline of Newton’s life which includes his life as a slave ship captain, his journey to ordination, life as curate in the town of Olney, writing of hymns and role in the campaign to abolish slavery.
Visit the exhibition to know more about the story of John Newton and the story of the hymn!
Dates: Monday 5 February – Friday 15 March
Venue: The Museum at John Wesley’s New Room
Pricing: Free with normal admission
Visit Our Museum and Learn More About Wesley Brothers and Bristol!
The Museum at the New Room tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism and its relevance today.
The museum is housed in the rooms that were originally constructed in 1748 to accommodate the Wesleys and the early Methodist preachers. As part of your visit you will see John Wesley’s study and bedroom, as well as the main parlour for the preachers.