Category: Museum

Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards

The Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021 // Gwobrau Gwirfoddolwyr Y Flwyddyn Powys 2021 These awards were announced in a zoom online event on Thursday 9th September 2021. If you missed it, don’t worry – as it was recorded and put on Youtube by PAVO. There were three finalists in the Arts & Culture […]

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Re-opening of museum

You will be pleased to hear that the museum has now fully re-opened today as a result of the N&LTC who have re-opened their service point weekdays only – so, it’s now open 5 days a week, from 11am to 3pm. The main door is being left open to increase air circulation into the museum […]

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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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Celebrating 250th 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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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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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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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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250th birthday

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. 2021 will be a big year with celebrations planned to mark his 250th birthday. […]

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