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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joy M
Reviewed April 24, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Maggie H
Reviewed July 6, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank john e
Reviewed April 14, 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Marc W
Reviewed March 13, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank beetler2014
Reviewed December 6, 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Jon T
Reviewed September 19, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank roofer85
Reviewed August 17, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed August 8, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Betsy892
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