A Place with a Future

There are several ways in which you can help support the museum so we can secure our future

You probably know that the Newtown Textile Museum is an independent museum, managed and run entirely by volunteers. We are enthusiastic and dedicated but we need to grow our team so we need your help. We also need financial help to keep the museum running.

How to help the Museum financially

By making a donation you will be helping us to preserve this wonderful museum.  Your money will help to look after the building, as well as protect its contents. It will also help us share Newtown’s fascinating history now and into the future.  

It is easy to make a donation or

join NTM Friends

You can use internet banking to pay directly into our account (details below) or you can use the Donate button to pay through Paypal or your debit/credit card. 

We would be even more grateful if you could make your donation into a regular payment and become a NTM Friends member.  Just establish a recurring payment via Paypal or the BACS system by Standing Order for a modest regular donation.

New members of NTM Friends will receive a free e-copy of the Museum guide (or a printed copy on request)

Our bank details are:
Natwest Newtown Powys  
Sort code: 53-81-00
Account No  78540283

We obviously need to know who you are, so fill in this simple form to give us your details. Alternatively  download a printable form to send to us. There is a Welsh or an English version.

 Whichever way you pay, if you are able to Gift Aid your donation the Museum greatly benefits at no extra cost to you. Data protection consent is also required.


Volunteering at the museum 

Thinking of joining us?

We are always keen on recruiting additional volunteers to join our friendly team of volunteer hosts for the summer season even though we are closed for now. Hosts receive training and work in pairs to run the museum on the days it is open to the public. Now is a great time to get involved, there are are still jobs that need to be done over the winter. We can arrange for you to visit the Museum so we can tell you about the ways you can share in telling our story.

**Stop Press**.   New position in our team:

Ever thought you would like to try marketing? An opportunity in the voluntary sector appeal to you?  Check our our job description for a Marketing and Engagement VolunteerWe would love to have you join our team and help us promote our lovely little museum. 

What we do...

Each day Newtown Textile Museum is open two volunteer hosts run the museum. Our first job is to get the museum ready to receive visitors to Newtown's number one tourist attraction- we get visitors from all over the world. We turn on displays, switch on lights, open blinds, unlock doors and put signage out. We welcome visitors, do our best to answer questions, guide people around if they need it and encourage feedback.

We look after the reception area and the little shop - very popular! We keep records of visitor numbers, report any issues, and look after security.

If there's school visit or a weaving demonstration we will be on hand to help out. There's time to eat lunch, have a coffee and a chat and of course, to catch up with a bit of local history ourselves.

What our volunteer hosts say:

Proud to show visitors this local history gem, always an enjoyable experience
As a new host I was welcomed to the team very warmly. Now looking forward to my second hosting season
Email us at this address if you would like to join our team. There is plenty to do in the winter as well.
Email us

Grants, sponsorship or corporate support.

Another way to support the Museum is to provide corporate support.
We are enormously grateful to a range of charitable trusts and other organisations who have funded us since 2016.  In the last four years they include:


  • Powys County Council through the Making a Difference in Powys Fund, 2024-5 under the Communities and Place theme of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Powys

  • Welsh Government via Powys Councy Council for business support grant during COVID

  • Welsh Government's Cost of Living Support Grant

  • GEM (Group for education in Museums)

  • Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

  • Catalyst Cymru

  • Powysland Club

  • Welsh Government Going Digital in Welsh Museums programme

  • Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn  Town Council

  • Community Foundation Wales - Powys Church Act

  • Community Foundation Wales - Powys Community Endowment Fund

  • Community Foundation Wales -The Ashley Family Foundation

  • Oakdale Trust

  • Rotary Club of Newtown

  • Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales

Add your name to theirs by providing goods or services to the Museum. 

We would particularly like to thank
The Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn  Town Council and Ashley Family Foundation for their contributions for the reception area upgrade in 2023.

The logos below link to our supporter's websites