Plan your visit

We are closed for the winter now.
We look forward to welcoming you when we open on April 23rd. 

Entry is free  

But do  please leave us a donation when you visit, as we rely on your generosity to keep the museum open.

You can also help ensure our future by joining our  NTM Friends group.

The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and we would love it if you wanted to join our team. 

Closed for the winter. Re-opening 23 April 2024. 

Phone only answered during opening hours. Answer machine at other times.

5 - 7 Commercial Street Newtown Powys, SY16 2BL

01686 622 024

admin@newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk

Open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 12.00 - 4.00 during the summer season.

Visitor information

Re-opening 23 April, closing on 28 September 2024

Opening hours:

12.00pm - 4.00pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

When you visit the Museum there are a few other things you might like to know.
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Access to the Museum
The building housing the Museum is heritage listed and there are some limitations on the access. The details relating  to access are given here. 
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Picture of Reception and shop area
Reception and shop
The Museum has really benefitted from the new Reception and shop area.  Don't forget to check out the variety of things we have for sale when you visit. The sales support both local artisans and the Museum.  If you would like to know more about our suppliers, check out their details here


Visitors watching a demonstration during a group tour
Group tours
We offer group tours, with optional demonstrations, at times when the Museum is closed to the general public.  They can also be arranged in the month before or after our normal season.
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Parking

Free one-hour parking in street

Taxi Drop-off outside Museum

2 car parks in town (£2.50 for 2 hours) in Back  Lane, and Gravel Car Park (also  short stay). 

The Museum Shop

Our successful and expanding shop, which is open at the same times as the Museum,  is located in Reception at the main entrance. 
We now offer a range of museum souvenirs such as an illustrated guide to the museum (written by our curator), postcards, sheep toys, sheep keyrings and local history books about Newtown. We also sell a fabulous selection of wool and hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans

  We have:

  • stunning felt art - large and small, 

  • fluffy sheep hessian shoppers & magnets, 

  • quilted bags, notebooks & glasses cases

  • personalised local farm made woolly keyrings, 

  • woven wool hearts & purses made with fabric from one of the last working mills in Wales

  • charming sheep greetings cards

  • and much more!

We have items to suit all budgets and accept cash or card. Visitors tell us that browsing in our little shop really enhances their visit.  So be sure to include time to purchase something really unique in our shop when planning your visit.  All proceeds support local artisans and help to keep the museum open.
 Some of the items for sale in our shop Museum shop 
Handwoven bagsTapestry woven itemsKnitted blue titsFelt broochesCards with pictures of sheepwoven bookmarks and glasses casesMugs and hats for saleShopping bags, and quilted oven gloves
David Pugh, local historian, made a video of the history of Newtown. Watch it here. 
Watch a video

Looking for accommodation or things to do locally

"Wales Tourists Online" have an excellent selection of  holiday cottages for short breaks and holidays.

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The Mid-Wales Arts Centre near Caersws is home to a unique permanent collection of enamels and sculpture, among other things.  Check them out.  

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Promoting Mid-Wales - it has a lot to offer

The Textile Museum is keen to work with other organisations in the Newtown area to encourage visitors to linger longer. We are already working with the Newtown Town Council; the Oriel Davies ; the Robert Owen Museum; and WH Smith who also have a museum in their wonderful old shop on High Street.  We are working closely with Walking Newtown  and Open Newtown too. 
There are plenty of other places of interest in nearby towns such as Welshpool and Montgomery as well. More recently we have set up links with the Mid-Wales Arts Centre near Caersws.  
We also encourage you to check out the Visit Mid-Wales  website which have plenty of information too. 
Other websites to check out for valuable tourist information are:  About Britain, and UK Travel & Tourism,    County Sign Post ,  Shire Magazine and also Welsh Border Life