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Newtown Textile Museum

Address

5-7 Commercial Street
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2BL

Contact Details

Tel: 01686 622024
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.

The Museum can provide a speaker to local groups, to talk about Hand-loom weaving and Newtown's boom and bust in the 1800s or similar topics. For further information visit: http://newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk

Directions

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

Prices and opening

Free entry

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
Thu 27 May 2021 - Thu 30 Sep 2021Tue 12:00 to 16:00 | Thu - Sat 12:00 to 16:00
NotesThe Newtown Textile Museum opened on May 25,and will be open until 30 September unless regulations change. Keep an eye on our web page for updated information on the dates and times of opening.

We will offer visitors the opportunity to book timed-entry visits, as well as being able to come in without pre-booking if the numbers in the Museum at the time permit it.
The link to the booking site is on the Museum's web page.
As you would expect, safe-distance requirements and all the other Covid-safe measures will be in place.