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250th Birthday Commemorative Videos

Robert Owen 250th birthday video – made by Robert Owen Museum and N&LTC Featuring Rex Shayler (Chairman, ROMM), Iolo Williams (Welsh Naturalist and TV Presenter), Colin Laker (Curator, ROMM), Dewi Hughes (Historian & Librarian ROMM) Also including a virtual museum demo (made by Normal Consultancy Ltd), some slides about Robert Owen made by Ann Evans, […]

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The Modern Face of Co-ops in Wales

Photographic gallery (English) – The Modern Face of Co-ops in Wales Virtual 3D Photographic gallery – The Modern Face of Co-ops in Wales (bi-lingual) Arddangosfa ffotograffau (Cymraeg) – Wyneb Modern Cwmnïau Cydweithredol yng Nghymru The Modern Face of Co-ops in Wales This photograph exhibition features work from contemporary Welsh photographers created from 2015-2021. Presented by […]

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250th events

Read more about the life of Robert Owen here.  Robert Owen in 300 words. Celebrating 250 years Robert Owen Memorial Museum had planned larger events for Robert Owen’s 250th Birthday on Friday 14th May 2021, but sadly, due to the world pandemic and Government lockdown restrictions, some of these have now been scaled down in […]

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Celebrating RO250th with Iolo Williams

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and Robert Owen Memorial Museum have released a short film to commemorate Robert Owen’s 250th birthday, which includes speeches from Newtown dignitaries; including a famous naturalist, Iolo Williams and ROMM staff, about the significance of Robert Owen’s life and legacy and why we are celebrating particularly the date of his […]

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Overview of the life of Robert Owen

“By my own experience and reflection I had ascertained that human nature is radically good, and is capable of being trained, educated and placed from birth in such manner, that all ultimately (that is as soon as the gross errors and corruptions of the present false and wicked system are overcome and destroyed) must become […]

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Robert Owen in 300 words

Robert Owen, Britain’s first “Socialist”, was born in Newtown in 1771, over his father’s saddler’s shop in Broad Street. Robert was a bright and athletic child. At the age of ten, he insisted on leaving home, and was apprenticed to a draper’s in Stamford. After five years, he moved to a draper’s in Manchester, and […]

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Make a donation

The museum is a registered charity and needs your donations to continue to work. All of the Trustees and Officers are unpaid volunteers who give their time freely to ensure the smooth running of the museum. If you wish to make a donation, we will be very appreciative. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can […]

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New book for sale

Robert Owen and the architect Joseph Hansom : An unlikely form of co-operation New book by Penelope Harris. Available for sale in the online shop. We have added a second product for sale in our online shop today. ‘Robert Owen and the architect Joseph Hansom – An unlikely form of co-operation’ Llyfr newydd gan Penelope […]

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