2018 was a
for the Museum, and it
is not quite over yet.
Our season is over. The Curtain (of poppies) has come down.
However that is not quite the end of the opportunities for you to visit the Museum in 2018.
Welsh Museums Festival Week is on again. We are participating and for two days - 27 and 28 October, the Museum will be open for visitors from 11.0 to 15.30.
NEWTOWN'S WATERWAYS - PAST
Celebrating the importance of our river and canal
Exhibitions at the Museum and
at 7 High Street, Newtown
The Museum will be working with a number of partners exhibiting information on the river and canal, both about the industrial history of the town, and about the amazing opportunities they now present for leisure activities into the future. See News for details
Don't forget, over the winter you can still also visit the Museum by booking a guided tour, or join one of Rory Evans's Ghost walks. Contact him through his Facebook page.
It is 50 years since the museum first opened.
The Museum is coming to the end of its anniversary year. We hope it will continue to interest visitors for the next 50 years as well.
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.