2018 was a

great year

for the Museum, and we

are already working on

making 2019 even

more stimulating. 


Tesco Bags of Help

Our two months as part of the Bags of Help is over.

Now we wait to hear from Tesco so we can start planning the activities we can run using the funding.  Check out the details about how we will use the money raised on the News page. 

More information on this as soon as we have it. 

Another local group, Walking Newtown, are part of the bags of help scheme for the next two months. Do support them as well. 

Find out more about the scheme: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Newtown Textile Museum building

A place with a past and

a place with a future            

Everybody needs a FRIEND. The Newtown Textile Museum needs you to be a friend. 

Sign up to NTM friends - it will help us keep  the Museum open.

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

click here to see our Donations Policy.

Opening times for 2019
The Museum will be open from 2 May until 28 September. 
Opening  hours in 2019 will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:  12.00 - 16.00
Saturdays and Bank Holidays:  10.30 - 16.00

Getting ready for 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 new display panels are being printed.

The Museum is closed for the winter.

It will re-open on Thursday 2 May 2019 

Tour information

We will be happy to organise pre-arranged tours during some of the winter months. Tours will not be available in January or February.  

Click here for an information sheet on our tour arrangements.  

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 third and fourth floor above three pairs of back-to-back cottages on the lower floors.

Newtown's development into a centre of industry is described through exhibits in the former cottages, while 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 want to make the Museum an interesting and enjoyable place to visit. 

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