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Exhibition, Tue 11 Jun - Sat 28 Sep 2019, free entry

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

Details

The Newtown Textile Museum presents it's major exhibition in 2019. This summer's exhibition is "Designed for Liberty". Our curator Stephanie Kemp under her label Stephanie Jane designed and manufactured separates and dresses for Liberty of London and their stores across the world during the late 1970's and through the 1980's. This exhibition is her story.

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
Tue 11 Jun - Sat 28 Sep 2019
2 May - 29 Sept 2019:
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 12.00 noon - 16.00 pm
Saturday and Bank Holiday: 10.30 am - 16.00 pm

Prices

Free entry

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 11 Jun - Sat 28 Sep Designed for Liberty
Fri 26 Jul Designed for Liberty. The story behind the exhibit

Address

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

Location and nearby places

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, 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

Facilities

  • 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

Parking

  • 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

Entrance

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

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility

Notes

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.

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