A fascinating old building with a rich history the Newtown Old Town Hall was built in the17th-century and is the only remaining evidence of Newtown’s past importance.
- During your visit you can learn how the Old Town Hall was saved by the reading of a mysterious book
- Explore a wealth of political and local history
- Uncover its political past
- Read the Boo and learn more about the mysterious Ferguson Gang
- Take the 50 things to do before your 11 3/4 challange – ask for your free scrapbook to record your adventures in.
- Children’s quiz sheet
- Programme of family activities run by the Newtown Ranger from a nearby Visitor Point
- Children’s quiz/trail
Group Adult – Minimum group size 15 £3.25
Group Child Minimum group size 15 £1.65
Free to National Trust Members
Toilets – nearest toilets in car park
Parking – free, 15 yards. Not suitable for coaches
Shop – treat yourself to a small memento of your visit
Learning – suitable for school groups
Baby back-carriers admitted
Pushchairs admitted if visitor numbers allow
Accessibility: There are 10 steps to entrance with handrail. Stairs to other floors
The Ferguson Gang
In 1933 the Old Town Hall on the Isle of Wight was given to us by the mysterious Ferguson Gang, a group of young women who wore masks and used fictitious names such as Red Biddy, Sister Agatha and Bill Stickers. Their bizarre exploits have secured their reputation as some of our most unusual benefactors.
If you’re intrigued by the story of the Ferguson Gang and would like to find out more about the incredible ladies behind it, then pick up a copy of ‘Ferguson’s Gang: The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters’. You’ll find it in our National Trust shop at Mottistone Gardens and online.