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.
We will have demonstrators at the Museum at least once a month on the 3rd Saturday. We hope to be able to expand this and have them more often. Keep an eye on the News Page for more details.
16 June - nextdemonstration at the Museum
during opening hours.
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.
The Mayor, Sue Newham, opened the Museum for the summer season on 1 May.
We were pleased to see the photo of the opening in the local paper.
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.
The Museum will reopen on 1 May , and close on 29 September 2018.
Opening hours in 2018 will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 12.00 - 16.00
On Saturdays and Bank Holidays the hours will be 10.30 - 16.00