Robert Owen Museum

Robert Owen Museum

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Nineteenth-century America witnessed a flowering of utopian experiments in simple living. Many had socialist roots, such as the short-lived community at New Harmony in Indiana, established in 1825 by Robert Owen, a Welsh social reformer and founder of the British cooperative movement.

Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Montgomeryshire houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen. The Museum tells Owen’s story and is in the centre of Newtown just a few feet from where Owen was born.

There are 446 co-operative organisations active in Wales, accounting for a total annual turnover of £1.54 billion More than 725,000 co-operative memberships exist in Wales, from individuals participating in local social, sports and community clubs to residents in housing co-operatives and co-operative agricultural business trading shaping the Welsh economic landscape. See also Blackwood on this map.

Co-operatives employ around 11,000 people in Wales, supporting a diverse range of jobs Twelve of the UK’s top 100 co-operative businesses are based in Wales, accounting for around £280 million annual turnover

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