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Fascinating insight into one of my old "O" level topics

Inside the council office you can find a clear and most interesting history of Robert Owen-his... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Joy M
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Fascinating and very enlightening

Fascinating small museum that really makes you think. One of the socially enlightened intellectuals... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Speigal
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 May 2018
“Fascinating insight into one of my old "O" level topics”
24 Apr 2018
“Fascinating and very enlightening”
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Inside the council office you can find a clear and most interesting history of Robert Owen-his times and ideology. A 20 minute film is also available. Lots of photos and clear labelling.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Fascinating small museum that really makes you think. One of the socially enlightened intellectuals who really tried to put theory into practice and influenced todays society. Should be good for all ages, we spent about an hour or so, free but recommend a small donation...More

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I remembered a history lesson many years ago and knew the name of Robert Owen so after going on google, we decided to visit. Although a small museum, located within the information centre, it was excellent in its layout and information. It was free to...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We didnt know much about Robert Owen. The display with artefacts and stories of his life really made an impression. The museum isnt large, but well worth visiting.

1  Thank john e
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A wonderful insight into a man with whom we could do now! A reformer and a doer. A simple exhibition telling his story well. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Marc W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A fascinating museum of the life and career of this philanthropic social reform pioneer. Whoever put this museum together has done a wonderful job of ehibiting and labelling. He or she could give lessons to the curators of some major UK museums. Do not forget...More

2  Thank beetler2014
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Robert Owen is a hero of 19th century social progress, and the town's museum does him full justice. Go along.

2  Thank Jon T
Reviewed 19 September 2016

a very interesting place to wander around, the forerunner of the co-operative movement , and its free , but you can of course make a donation

Thank roofer85
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Travelled half a day just to visit the museum and was not disappointed.A traditional well laid out concise museum packed with information boards and artifacts. We were not aware how his initiatives failed in his lifetime before his legacy was successful. Free to visit however,...More

1  Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

An old fashioned but interesting museum. Even better is the Newtown Textile Museum on Commercial Street, a five minute walk away. Housed in a rare old factory--two floors of weavers cottages topped by two floors for for spinning and weaving--celebrates Newtown's heyday in the 19th...More

1  Thank Betsy892
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