Robert Owen Museum

As museums and galleries across the UK begin to reopen, please take extra care to check their websites and social media channels for up to date information as opening times, days and dates here may not be correct.

The Cross Broad Street
SY16 2BB

The Museum tells the remarkable story of Robert Owen, born in Newtown (Powys) in 1771. A village boy who hobnobbed with royalty. A shop assistant who became a factory manager. An educator with little education. A rich man who fought for the poor. A capitalist who became the first "socialist". An individualist who inspired the Co-operative movement.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Museum is open throughout the year, except Christmas Week and Good Friday:- Monday - Friday: 11-3. See the website or face book page for additional opening.


Admission is free.

Travel directions:

Right in the centre of town in prominent arts and crafts building

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services


  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Free entry. Computer to visit website or research family history. Education resources, souvenir guide, tourist information, souvenirs for sale. Parking close by, disabled access, toilets,


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

Is this your Venue? log in to update any incorrect or missing information.