We are open again until 29 September 2020.
It is great that we are open again. Do come to visit.
Social distancing measures and other safety procedures are in place for your visit which includes limits on the numbers in the building. You can still visit without a ticket but you may have to wait before being allowed in so we have introduced a timed-entry booking system which you might prefer so that you can be sure you will be admitted at that time.
Only one ticket is needed for an individual or family group and only one ticket can be booked every 15 minutes. If you are coming with a friend who is not in your household, you will each need to buy a ticket for different times and go round separately. Sorry!! If possible, please come within the first 10 minutes of your time, to avoid overlapping with the next possible visitor. Once in the Museum you can stay as long as you like – but keeping to the 2 metre rule.
Wearing a mask is not a requirement of the Welsh Government, but do wear one if you would feel more comfortable. It would be best if you could bring one with you although some single use masks will be available in the Museum.
We are asked to collect contact information from our visitors for possible Track and Trace if a visitor does subsequently test positive for coronavirus. The information willbe kept for three weeks and then destroyed. We hope that you will be happy to help in this way.
Thinking of Joining our team of hosts for SUMMER SEASON 2020
Even though we will only have a short season this year, we are keen to recruit new volunteers. If you would like to join us, do please make contact.
Fancy giving it a try? Training will be given including the current specific Covid-safe conditions. Sign up now. We can arrange for you to visit the Museum so we can tell you about the ways you can share in telling our story. Contact us through either of these addresses:
Opening hours for 2020
11 August - 29 September
Tuesdays and Fridays
12.00 - 16.00
Book your free ticket using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/timed-entry-to-newtown-textile-museum-11-august29-september-tickets-115190194974
Entry is free (but donations are encouraged)
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Now rated as the No 1 attraction in Newtown by Trip Advisor.
The Textile Museum in Newtown - just over the bridge into Commercial Street, (see the map) gives visitors a chance to see how the handloom weavers of the mid-19th century lived and worked.
The block which houses the Museum was built in the 1830s as a hand-loom weaving factory, the looms occupying the top two floors above three pairs of two storey back-to-back houses on the lower floors.
Newtown's development into a centre of industry is described through exhibits in the former cottages. On the top two floors the story of fleece to flannel is illustrated by looms and spinning wheels, alongside displays of related industries and influential local people such as Pryce Jones.
We also have exhibits of modern wool craft and demonstrations by experts in spinning, weaving and quilt making.
We hope you will find the Museum an interesting and enjoyable place to visit.