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Museum, next open Thu 22 Jun - Sat 30 Sep 2017, free entry

Newtown Textile Museum

Newtown Textile Museum

Details

The Textile Museum is situated at 5-7 Commercial Street in Newtown. The building is a fine example of a typical early 19th century weaving shop. Originally there were six back-to-back cottages on the two lower floors, with two loom floors running the length of the building above . The six cottages would have housed a family each. Over the years many of these families would have worked in the weaving shop on the two floors above, either as handloom weavers or with associated work .

The museum now has one floor is dedicated to showing looms, spinning wheels and the processes involved in turning fleece into flannel. The top floor has exhibits of local businesses including Pryce Jones, one of the early pioneers in mail order. There are also displays of the businesses of the town over the centuries. The lower floors show recreated rooms, and further information on the history of the town and its people.

Disabled toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

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

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Thu 22 Jun - Sat 30 Sep 2017 Tue 12:00 to 16:00 | Thu - Fri 12:00 to 16:00 | Sat 10:30 to 16:00
From May to the end of September. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.00 to 4.00, and Saturday from 10.30 - 4.00.
Bank Holiday Mondays from 10.30 - 4.00.
Closed in winter. Tours by arrangement all through the year.

Prices

Free entry

Free but donations please as entirely a volunteer organisation.

Address

5-7 Commercial Street,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 2BL

Location

Directions

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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 with short walk over bridge and right at roundabout.

By public transport: Arriva Trains Wales .Also Buses to several destinations with bus stop in town centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newtown station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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