Robert Owen Memorial Museum

Robert Owen Memorial Museum

Open to the public

Museum or gallery in Powys

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Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of the industrial revolution. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Powys houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen. The Museum was founded in 1929. It tells Owen’s story and is in the centre of Newtown just a few feet from where Owen was born. From humble origins and with little formal education, Owen used his self-made fortune to campaign for improved working conditions and free, universal education. Owen had an international reputation reflected in the W. F. Dalton oil painting which, using famous images, puts Owen in the company of other great reformers such as George Washington, Thomas Paine and Voltaire. Owen inspired the world-wide co-operative movement and has had an impact on political thought from socialism to the Big Society.

The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2BB Wales

01686 627901

The Museum is currently open Monday to Friday 11am–3pm, but times may vary and if you are travelling it is sensible to check the Museum website or Facebook page. Groups can be accommodated with advance notice.