Robert Owen was born on this day, 14th May in 1771, at No.2 Broad Street, Newtown, in Powys Mid Wales.
Regarded as Father of the Cooperative Movement and Trade Unions, he was one of the greatest social reformers of his time and of international significance. His work is of great importance and he was a philanthropist of the poor and vulnerable.
The Robert Owen Museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Please return to the museum when the restrictions have been lifted.
Come in to see the interesting and historic display about the famous son of Newtown, who became one of the most significant social reformers and thinkers of his time.
The museum is free, but donations towards the cost of upkeep of the museum would be gratefully received, as the museum is run as a charity by a team of volunteer staff.
You will meet one of the staff from the Town Council and they will be able to explain what you can see at the museum. There is a shop where you will be able to purchase a gift. Bi-lingual leaflets are available. The staff member will also be able to guide you towards other attractions to see in Newtown, e.g. the Textile Museum and you are welcome to take a leaflet from the tourist information display.
There is also a short audio-visual presentation explaining about the life and work of Robert Owen from the perspective of historians, local Newtownians and politicians who have worked in Newtown. We hope you enjoy your visit and tell others about the museum.