2018 will be
Another exciting year
for the Museum.
We think you will have a good time every day, but some days we offer more.
A Rememberance Exhibition of Wonderwool's Curtain of Poppies is on display in the Museum during September.
Created by people from all over the UK and beyond, a huge number of knitted, felted and crocheted poppies hang together in memory of those who died in the Great War. It is a memorable sight.
Check out Wonderwool's site by clicking here.
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.