Birthday Procession

Robert Owen Museum are holding an event on Saturday 11th May with a birthday procession and a celebration of Robert Owen’s birthday, to start and end at the museum building […]

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May Saturday opening

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN – MAY SATURDAY OPENING FOR 2024 The museum will open on Saturday 4th May, 2024 and on Saturday 25th May, 2024 (both days – from 11am […]

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New Harmony

A new digital display with material from Historic New Harmony, in Indiana, USA is to be unveiled at the museum soon, complete with 23 new slides showing Robert Owen’s work […]

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New Lanark

Dewi Hughes (Museum Librarian and International Coordinator) visited New Lanark in Scotland on 24th August, 2023. There is a new digital display in the museum now, which displays his photographs […]

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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 here. […]

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New research area

In 2023, there have been many changes and additions at the museum. These are :- Refurbished research area Digital display in the golden key display cabinet Digital display used in […]

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School visit

“Yesterday, on the 22nd of May, 114 school students aged 11 to 13 from Newtown High School, descended on the Robert Owen Museum to learn more about this great Newtonian. […]

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252nd Birthday

A message from our Chairman:- “Dear All,  What a beautiful day to celebrate Robert Owen and what an overall great performance from schoolchildren from Maesyrhandir CP school with their dance […]

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Birthday procession

On Saturday 13th May 2023, there will be a procession starting from the museum building in Broad Street, Newtown, to mark the 252nd birthday of Robert Owen. This public event […]

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Into the digital age..

“This is our first step into the world of modern technology inside our museum and has given us the opportunity for further considerations for greater use of the same in […]

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Allsop, Owen & Chartism

1. Thomas Allsop As well as being a leading Owenite, Thomas Allsop was also important in the history of Chartism which, in turn, has an important part to play in […]

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The Allsop Almanack

The Almanack which the Museum has recently acquired was a present by Robert Owen to Miss Mary Allsop, who was the daughter of his long-term friend and ally, Thomas Allsop. […]

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Easter Saturday

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN – EASTER OPENING FOR 2024 The museum will open this Easter on Saturday 30th March, 2024 (from 11am to 3pm). We hope to greet many new visitors […]

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His Timeline

              Downloadable version of timeline with dates Late 1809 Formed new partnership after dispute over new schools. June 1812 Resigned as Manager after dispute over […]

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Summer Opening

There will be be additional opening on mainly Saturdays (also one Monday) by volunteers this year too. The museum will be open 11am to 3pm on the dates below. Saturday […]

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Co-op Needs Women

‘The Co-operative Movement Needs Women & Women Need the Co-operative Movement’. International Co-operators Day online event 1/7/23, 10.00- 11.40 am. You can register with this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-co-operative-movement-needs-women-and-women-need-the-co-op-movement-tickets-647283250627? Mae angen Menywod […]

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