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Talk, Fri 21 Jun 2019, £3

Newtown Textile Museum

Newtown Textile Museum


The Newtown Textile Museum presents it's major exhibition in 2019 featuring the work of it's curator Stephanie Kemp who spent the decade of the 1980's designing, making and working with the London store - Liberty. The exhibition will feature fashion, fabric and photographs and Sarah will be presenting an evening talk about the exhibition and her work for Liberty of London.

The primary focus of the Newtown Textile Museum is the hand-loom woollen industry in the 1800's and it tells the story of wool from ‘Fleece to Flannel’ including demonstrating some of the techniques involved in the processes and also features related industries in the town, and key people who played a major role in the town’s fortunes.

Disabled toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

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
Fri 21 Jun 2019 19:00 to 20:00
Evening talk. 7.0pm at the Textile Museum


£3 general admission. Free for members of NTM Friends. Bookings not essential, but advised.

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Thu 2 May - Sat 28 Sep Designed for Liberty
Fri 21 Jun Designed for Liberty. The story behind the exhibit


5-7 Commercial Street,
SY16 2BL



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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, Ladywell Car Park 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


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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.