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Accessible toilet in courtyard

Plan your visit

We are closed for the winter now.
We look forward to welcoming you next year

Entry will Still be free  

But do  please leave us a donation when you visit, as we rely on your generosity to keep the museum open.
The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and we would love it if you wanted to join our team. 

Museum Shop 

Our shop, which is open at the same times as the Museum,  is located in Reception at the main entrance. This area has just been remodelled to accommodate our successful and expanding shop. 

We now offer a range of museum souvenirs such as an illustrated guide to the museum (written by our curator), postcards, sheep toys, sheep keyrings and local history books about Newtown. We also sell a fabulous selection of wool and hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans

We have items to suit all budgets and accept cash or card. Visitors tell us that browsing in our little shop really enhances their visit.  So be sure to include time to purchase something really unique in our shop when planning your visit.  All proceeds support local artisans and help to keep the museum open.

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Newtown Textile Museum

5 - 7 Commercial Street


Powys, SY16 2BL

opening times

Closed for the winter

Re-opening May 2024

contact details

Phone:  01686 622 024

Only answered during opening hours. Answer machine at other times.




Free one-hour parking in street

Taxi Drop-off outside Museum

2 car parks in town (£2.50 for 2 hours) in Back  Lane, and Gravel Car Park (also  short stay). 



Local and long distance bus service

Bus station in Back Lane Car Park



Trains to Shrewsbury and beyond, and to the Welsh coast. 

Check their Web site  here

Station is 15 minutes walk from Museum

Tour Information

We are always happy to organise tours for groups. Tours are scheduled at times when the Museum is closed to other visitors. We are able to offer these again, after a break because of Covid.   

We are also happy to provide a speaker to local groups, to talk about Hand-loom weaving and Newtown's boom and bust in the 1800s or similar topics. 

An information sheet on our tour arrangements is available here  

Promoting Mid-Wales - it has a lot to offer

The Textile Museum is keen to work with other organisations in the Newtown area to encourage visitors to linger longer. We are already working with the Newtown Town Council; the Oriel Davies ; the Robert Owen Museum; and WH Smith who also have a museum in their wonderful old shop on High Street.  We are working closely with Walking Newtown  and Open Newtown too. 

There are plenty of other places of interest in nearby towns such as Welshpool and Montgomery as well. More recently we have set up links with the Mid-Wales Arts Centre near Caersws.  

We also encourage you to check out Visit Mid-Wales  and the Visit Wales websites which have plenty of information too. 

Other websites to check out for valuable tourist information are:  About Britain, and UK Travel & Tourism,    County Sign Post ,  Shire Magazine and also Welsh Border Life