2018 will be
Another exciting year
for the Museum.
We are open again and looking forward to seeing you, and hoping you will like the changes we have made over the winter.
Next demonstration day on 21 July.
Come and watch spinning on drop spindles, the medieval way, or see an expert weaver at work. Plenty of interest and entertainment to be found at the Museum on Saturday 21 July.
We are looking forward to showing you our new exhibits and if you have any questions you will be able to identify us with our new name tags.
It is 50 years since the museum first opened.
The Museum will continue to celebrate this anniversary in 2018 as we look forward to the next half century.
We will be happy to organise pre-arranged tours during the summer months outside the normal opening hours.
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.