Maritime & Piracy
The sea has played an important role in the history of the town. The gallery Stories from the Sea traces various aspects of maritime history connected with the town. Here visitors can learn about the story of the lifeboat, from the first unnamed boat in 1852 through to the present new lifeboat, the Haydn Miller and its purpose built station. Also featured in the gallery are the story of HMS Tenby and the history of the Tenby Air Sea Rescue Unit.
Within the museum there is also a section on piracy, Beware! Pirates!. Towards the end of the 18th century John Paul Jones became the most notorious pirate in these waters. One of his officers, nicknamed ‘Leekie’ Porridge, came from Tenby and there is a display about this character as well as other pirates connected with the area. You can dress up as a pirate and undertake the pirate treasure quiz trails to test your piratical knowledge.