museums and attractions
Wales  /  Powys

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Robert Owen Museum

Houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen. In his late twenties, Owen became a partner and manager of a large cotton mill at New Lanark on the River Clyde, where he decided to create a model environment, and he improved the factory and village.


  • Part disabled access


The Cross Broad Street Newtown Powys SY16 2BB

  • 01686 625 544
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • View website

Open days

Mon-Fri 1100-1500. Also Sat & BHol in school hols. (Closed Christmas Eveā€“Jan 2019.)


By Rail: Newtown / .5 miles

The museum is the only one specifically devoted to Robert Owen. The bulk of the collection was acquired in the 1920s, some seventy years after his death. Most of the items are from Robert Owen’s time and have a direct association with him.

It is laid out in a domestic style, which suits the large numbers of pictures on display. Portraits of Robert Owen and prints of New Lanark are strongly represented. Also to be seen are mementoes of his birthplace, items from New Lanark, and various of Owen’s belongings, including a handsome bureau and some fine busts.

Back to top