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Exhibition:Summer Exhibition 2020 at Newtown Textile Museum

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Exhibition, Tue 11 Aug - Tue 29 Sep 2020, free entry

Summer Exhibition 2020

Summer Exhibition 2020


By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Pryce-Jones Company was by far the largest single employer in Newtown. From the iconic Royal Welsh Warehouse, the Company operated a global mail-order business. But the RWW was more than a business: the RWW Sports and Recreation Society was responsible not only for the popular annual sports day, but also a plethora of sporting clubs, including cricket, cycling and football. In 1914, the RWW football club was at the peak of its success, winning the Montgomeryshire Challenge Cup for the third time since its inception in 1907.

The Warehouse Eleven: The team that went to War
On Easter Monday 1914, eleven men strolled out on to the Recreation Ground to play a football match which marked the culmination of their season. It was one of the last occasions in which they would play together. Within four months the world was engulfed in war and these eleven men would find themselves in a far more deadly competition.

The exhibition is their story.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Museum is on four floors. Some uneven floors and low headroom Disability access is limited to ground floor, where some displays and an interactive display shows the story of the Museum.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 11 Aug - Tue 29 Sep 2020
Tuesdays & Fridays 12:00 - 16:00


Free entry

Free entry - donations gratefully accepted

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date event
Tue 11 Aug - Tue 29 Sep Summer Exhibition 2020


5-7 Commercial Street,
SY16 2BL



Plan route to Newtown Textile Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 107919  Lat: 52.51815 Long: -3.31663

By car: Limited free parking 1 hr on local streets. Town Car Park in Back Lane and Gravel car park with short walk over bridge and right at roundabout.

By public transport: Transport for Wales Trains. Also Buses to several destinations with bus stop in town centre. Sustrans cycle Route 81

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Newtown station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Museum is on four floors. Some uneven floors and low headroom Disability access is limited to ground floor, where some displays and an interactive display shows the story of the Museum.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility


The Museum has two entrance doors that lead to Reception. The main entrance is direct from Commercial Street, with 5 steps and a threshold, with handrails. The second entrance is from the courtyard at the rear of the Museum. All visitors use the courtyard to gain access to the other parts of the Museum. The second entrance can be reached from a wide alley from Bryn Street, or through a passageway from Commercial Road. There is level access from the courtyard to the ground floor. The wheelchair friendly toilet is fully accessible with no steps. The Museum has no lift to the upper floors. The staircase has wide shallow steps with handrails on each side. Some floors are uneven (it is an old building) and some doorways are low. There is no cafe/restaurant at the museum.