Opening times


The Museum is open from 11am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, thanks to Newtown Town Council staff.

It is also open 11am-3pm on Saturdays and the August Bank Holiday Monday during the school summer holiday.

Christmas closure

The museum is closed from Christmas Eve until the first working day of January.


Additional openings for groups or researchers

We can open the museum for groups at other times, if one of our volunteers is free to do so. A fee may be charged for this service.

The museum becomes congested with over 20 visitors, so we advise that larger groups split.

The Curator will allow researchers access to items not on display by prior appointment.

School groups

  • We will try to accommodate requests for accompanied school visits, but this depends on the availability of one of our volunteers.
  • An educational resource pack can be purchased from the museum in advance.
  • Simple and advanced level quiz sheets are available for school visits. Teachers are welcome to download them and make copies before their visit.