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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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Robert Owen and slavery

Our curator, Colin Laker, has written a new short essay on Robert Owen and slavery. We have now added it to all the articles and writings about Robert Owen on the main menu, and linked to here. We hope you will enjoy reading this new article added to the website today.

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Calendars on sale

Rex signing calendars – for sale in shop. The remaining calendars are now on sale for a reduced price of £2.25+p&p down from RRP of £3.50+p&p. Rex Shayler, Chairman of the Robert Owen Museum, will be despatching the remaining 2021 Robert Owen 250th Birthday Commemorative Calendars in 2021, but there are only a few left, […]

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BBC Programme

Wales and the History of The World A BBC programme called “Wales and the History of the World” aired again on BBC 1 Wales on Sunday 13th December, where the presenter, Eddie Butler, visited the museum and introduced Robert Owen as “the man who helped enlighten the “dark satanic mills around the world”. It was […]

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Virtual museum tour

Virtual museum tour External building with crowd

Whenever the actual museum is closed,  you can still experience our virtual tour. A general reminder that the ROM Virtual Museum is OPEN all hours. The physical museum is now open but has limited opening hours. Click here to enter.  You will find instructions and a link to enter the FRAME and click CONNECT and […]

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Robert Owen in Newtown

Robert Owen in Newtown

Robert Owen is to be discovered all around Newtown. You can visit his tomb in St. Mary’s churchyard or his statue in his garden. He features in the Town Council crest and logo. His actual birthplace can be visited outside in Broad Street. There are numerous plaques around Newtown. Here are some photographs around the […]

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Calendar for sale

New commemorative 250th Calendar. Available for sale in the online shop. BUY A CALENDAR HERE TODAY Calendr 2021 Calendar for sale Price £2.25 + P&P Grŵp Hanes Lleol y Drenewydd 2021 Newtown Local History Group 2021 Calendr Goffa 250 Mlwyddiant Penblwydd Robert Owen Robert Owen 250th Birthday Commemorative Calendar Post a Pacio y DU (Llythyr Mawr) […]

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Past birthday celebrations

Past birthday celebrations

Every year, people throughout the world, have come together to remember the life and importance of Robert Owen on his birthday in May.  Here are the past 5 year’s birthday celebrations in Newtown.   Photos taken by Andy Newham.   248th in 2019  247th in 2018  246th in 2017  245th in 2016 

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Ways we remember him

Ways we remember him March along the streets of Newtown

The people of Newtown have gathered and celebrated the birthday of Robert Owen on 14th May in many ways over the years. Cakes have been baked and eaten. Children have marched down the streets of Newtown and danced around his statue. Speeches have been made. Music has been played. Old and young people have met […]

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