We are open
for the summer
Have you been to see the changes at the Museum we made last winter? A new exhibition and some new information panels telling our story, plus we have a student working twice a week on one of the looms, in addition to our normal demonstration days.
Do call in to see us, and if you have been before, bring your visitors.
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.