Robert Owen Memorial Museum, United Kingdom

24 June 2014

The Robert Owen Museum is the only one dedicated to the founder of the Cooperative movement. The Museum tells the story of Owen’s life, ideas and his legacy. The Cooperative movement is an important component of this story. The museum, opened in 1929, receives 2,000 visitors per year, many of whom are cooperators from all over the world. It is in an attractive Arts and Crafts building (the movement developed firstly and most comprehensively in Britain) in the centre of the small rural Newtown, his hometown, telling the story of Owen through pictures and artefacts. There is also an important paper collection, which could be of interest to academics and specialists. The town lays in the Severn valley an area of remarkable peace and beauty, a perfect place to do a stop along the way.Check out the website:

The Robert Owen Memorial Museum is a site of Cooproute, the European Route of Cooperative Culture. Find more information here


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