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Newtown Textile Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
Open today: 12:00 - 16:00
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Excellent museum

This wonderful museum is run by knowledgeable volunteers and relies on donations. It is spread over... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Katy S
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Wonderwool Poppies

Visited on Friday with two friends to see the Poppies. They looked lovely and very individual. We... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Angela R
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Wales
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The Newtown Textile Museum is now closed for the winter, apart from a 2-day event on 27/28 October - see web page for details. It will re-open on 2 May 2019. and the opening hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On weekdays it...more
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5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown SY16 2BL, Wales
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All reviews return again textile museum well worth a visit volunteers workers industry history period wool artifacts
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This wonderful museum is run by knowledgeable volunteers and relies on donations. It is spread over 4 floors and is packed with lovely educational displays. Very interesting and we spent an hour here. Can highly recommend to everyone. I can't think why we haven't been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katy S
Newtowntextilemuseum, Public Relations Manager at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Great that you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on Friday with two friends to see the Poppies. They looked lovely and very individual. We were pleasantly surprised with the whole building. Especially as it is run completely by volunteers. A lot of hard work and it shows. Many interesting displays and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angela R
Newtowntextilemuseum, Public Relations Manager at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. The poppies are a bonus for us, but it is good to know you enjoyed the rest of the museum. It is loads of work but good fun too.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small but interesting museum. If you want to know about Newtown history this is an excellent place to visit. They sometimes have demonstrations. Friendly, volunteer staff.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This Textile Museum has been created from original houses that were also used, by the inhabitants, for weaving and for living in. It is well worth a visit and the staff are very helpful with their knowledge of the industry and area. There is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Newtowntextilemuseum, Secretary at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

The clocking-in machine came from Pryce Jones who employed Newtown people for over a hundred years. We would love to get it back to full working order. So glad you enjoued your visit.

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely interesting day out, lovely friendly volunteers running the textile museum Learn how to spin plus other free demos going on Very educational

Date of experience: June 2018
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Newtowntextilemuseum, Secretary at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

So glad you had a good day.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is free to enter and great for anyone interested in wool and textiles and history. Parking is easy in the streets near by or walk to it from the town which has car parks. Friendly attendants in the rooms are there to make the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sharon S
Newtowntextilemuseum, Public Relations Manager at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

So glad it was a good experience for you. Don't forget you can keep up with what we are doing on our website or Facebook as well as signing up to receive our newsletter.

Reviewed 23 May 2018

This museum ranks very highly with me because of its presentation style. It’s not the usual artefact in a cabinet museum, but a very realistic look at the life of a family involved in the spinning and weaving ‘home industry’ of that period. The volunteers...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claude_O
Newtowntextilemuseum, Public Relations Manager at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

So glad you have enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A good museum housed in an original factory that houses rooms where the workers lived with their families as well as displays of weaving equipment and tools involved in the wool weaving industry in Wales. The museum also has several exhibits of shops from the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Newtowntextilemuseum, Secretary at Newtown Textile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Everyone has been working hard over the winter to make it an even better experience than last year and it seems that it has been worthwhile.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

visited on the 4th of November, the 50th anniversary of the Museums conception. visited last year and was impressed, this year my expectations were(once again) exceeded, volunteers very engaging and knowledgeable, artefacts well displayed, children were clearly enjoying their visit, a truly friendly venue. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Really get a sense of what life was like for the textile workers. The volunteers who run the little museum are doing a great job and constantly improving the displays.

Date of experience: August 2017
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tahzeemzaman
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Response from Newtowntextilemuseum | Property representative |
I regret that at the moment, it is only the ground floor that is fully accessible. We have an interactive display in that area which covers a number of topics such as the history of the building, the town, the wool industry... More
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