Dates for your diary

We reopened the Museum again on on 1 May 2017. We will close at the end of September.

We will be open for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. We will also be open on Bank Holidays.

The opening hours will be 12.00 - 4.00 pm on weekdays, and 10.30 - 4.00pm on Saturdays. 

Demonstations: These are the dates when we will have spinners and/or weavers at the Museum showing off their skills and encouraging visitors to try some of the techniques.

Saturdays as follows:   1st July, 8th July, 29th July, 12th August, 2nd September, 18th September.

So lots of dates to chose from and other dates may be added later. 

Also over the August Bank Holiday weekend - Saturday 26th August and Monday 28th August. 

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David Pugh

We are sad to announce that David Pugh died on 16th January.

He was a key founder member of the Museum's original Committee and our curator, who had enormous knowledge of Newtown and its history.

He is and will be hugely missed. We will publish a longer appreciation in due course.   

Crimean military quilt 

There is a picture hanging in the Royal College of Surgeons of a man sitting in bed sewing a quilt. His quilt was made of triangles, while the one on display at the Museum is tiny squares of densely woven worsted used in the producton of military uniforms, predominently red. 

Soldiers were encouraged to take up needlework as a form of therapy for those injured in conflict and recuperating in hospital. An heirloom from an ancestor of one of our committee members, this glorious woollen quilt is a reminder of the therapy of craft work. It is on loan.


“Supported by the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity - giving small grants to local grass-roots organisations”

Grants received

We are pleased to announce that over the past few months we have had grants from :

St Helens Old Girls Charitable Trust.

Rotary Club - Newtown

Association of Independent Museums (AIM) for a Collection Care Audit

These have helped us to build and sustain the Museum.

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Past newsletters are available here for downloading:        

June 2016 :    December 2015    

Past articles for downloading:

Progress Report  January 2017

History of Museum building 

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Supported by: Gwendoline & Margaret Davies Trust, Newtown Town Council, Newtown Local History Group,  Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity,   Community Foundation in Wales,  Oakdale Trust,  Bodfach Trust and the Association of Independent Museums

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