We are now closed for the winter.

We will look forward to welcoming you in May 2020.  

Don't forget, it is still possible to arrange a tour of the Museum during the time we are closed. 

A place with a past and a place with a future 

Everybody needs a FRIEND. It would be wonderful if you could help us keep the Museum open by becoming a member of NTM friends.
Go to the 'How to Help' page to find the forms or just help us with a donation.

Our Donations Policy  - read this pdf for more.

Newtown Textile Museum building
Opening times for 2020 
The Museum will be open from 1 May until 26 September. 
Opening  hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 
12.00 - 16.00
Entry is free (but donations are encouraged)
A weaver
Now rated as the No 1 attraction in Newtown by Trip Advisor. 

Our story

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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