We are busy getting the Museum ready to open again 

on 2 May   

There is a lot going on behind the scenes at the Museum at the moment as we get ready for the summer season. 

The builders are working hard on new steps in the courtyard, and plans are in hand for some forthcoming events which will be advertised here.  

A place with a past and a place with a future 

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Go to the 'How to Help' page to find the forms or just help us with a donation.

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Newtown Textile Museum building
Opening times for 2019
The Museum will be open from 2 May until 28 September. 
Opening  hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:  12.00 - 16.00
Saturdays and Bank Holidays:  10.30 - 16.00
Entry is free

A weaver


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. 

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