2018 was a
for the Museum, and we
are already working on
making 2019 even
Tesco Bags of Help
We’re in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will now vote in store during January and February 2019 on who should receive the awards.
Please support us in the Newtown store!
By the way, you do not have to purchase a carrier bag to participate, just collect a token and put it in the right box.
There is more detail about how we will use the money raised on the News page.
Find out more about the scheme: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
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.
Our season has ended.
The Curtain (of poppies) has come down.
And our two day event as part of
Welsh Museums Festival Week is over.
The Museum is now closed for the winter.
It will re-open on Thursday 2 May 2019
We will be happy to organise pre-arranged tours during some of the winter months. Tours will not be available in January or February.
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.