Message from our Chair - Janet
Welcome to our Summer newsletter! We are now half way through our summer season, in this our second full year of opening. It has been going well with the number of visitors and donations up on last year. Visitor numbers have also been boosted from pre-booked tours from a variety of places and organisations, mostly local. We started the season well with a group from Les Herbiers in France, who were in Newtown through the town-twinning scheme. They found the Museum’s building and the history of weaving in the town interesting, with links to Les Herbiers’ past.
We have also been delighted to welcome the first organised visits of primary school children for what we hope will become regular events. In addition to welcoming pupils from the same schools next year, discussions are being held with the other primary schools in the town to explore their interest.
The changes made over the winter, especially to the top floor, have been enthusiastically received. Ideas are now being discussed for what other things we can do to expand what the Museum offers – and what improvements can be put in hand for next winter. We are also constantly thinking about how we can publicise what we are doing more widely.
We have had lovely, positive comments from our visitors, but many people are not aware of our existence – something we need to change. Please spread the word!