The Textile Museum Newtown
Newtown once had a thriving textile industry which has now declined but the Textile Museum located in Commercial Street brings its history alive. Situated in a 19th century weaving shop, the museum comprises of two floors of six domestic cottages arranged back-to-back as well as two rooms on the second and third floors that run the whole length of the building.
The museum first opened in 1967 following significant work by volunteers over a five year period. It was subsequently refurbished in order to meet modern museum standards and a National Heritage Lottery grant in 1990 provided an opportunity for the exterior of the building to be refurbished.
The museum provides a fascinating insight into the textile process from wool to yarn and provides visitors with a history of the woollen industry in Newtown and its importance to the town.
The Museum will be open during August and September three days a week - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and also on Bank Holiday Monday (29th August). It will be open from 11.00am till 4.00pm. Other times can be arranged by appointment.
Car parking is available in nearby streets and car parks.
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