Closed for Winter

We are  closed for the winter but look forward to welcoming you when we reopen at the end of April 2024.  In the meantime please enjoy our website.
When  the museum is closed we are able to offer small group tours for the month before or after our official season. 
We can provide guest speakers all year round  to come to your venue to talk about the hand-loom weaving industry in Newtown.   Contact us to find out more. 
External view of Museum taken from the road

Our story

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. We are now fully accredited. 

All Year Access

Even when we are closed you can still enjoy some of the stories about the items in our collection either on this website or on our social media sites. You can read our past newsletters, or check out the news
Don't forget to try some of the jigsaws (with some new ones to test you over the winter) 
Why not sign up to receive our newsletters so you can keep up to date.  
A loom set up for weaving

Plan Your Visit

Where to find us, transport and accommodation options and things to do in the area.

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Pryce Jones and his wife Eleanor standing togeether

History and Education

Want to learn about the local history of the museum and the Newtown area? We have many resources.

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A woman sitting in front of a loon where she is weaving

How You Can Help

We need your help. Make a donation, become a Friend of the Museum or join our team of volunteers.

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