Movement and Cycles in Nature – a new exhibition by Wendy Yeo

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Blog, Exhibition Archive | No Comments

In these times of stress, of rushing to and fro like Mad Hatters, perhaps its time we took a step back and just relaxed for a few moments, balanced out our equilibrium and just enjoyed the unstoppable passing of time without worry. What better way to do this than to come and see the new […]

Blue Plaque for William Lyons, #YearoftheSea

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

A new blue plaque has been erected outside Tenby Museum to celebrate the life of William Lyons.  The plaque was funded by a grant from the Royal Society. William Lyons was born in 1766. He formed a fine collection of British marine and freshwater shells, which was donated to Tenby Museum by two of his […]

Museum’s 140th Birthday Celebrations a great success

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

On Sunday 22 July Tenby Museum and Art Gallery held a celebratory event on a breezy but sunny Castle Hill. The museum was celebrating its 140th year – it was officially opened on 26 July 1878 – and brought this landmark birthday in in style with strawberries and prosecco and jazz. The event was organised […]

Fascinating Movie Talk

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

On Friday 20 July, Richard Rhys-Davies gave a fascinating talk on spy films at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. He is acknowledged as one of the most authoritative writers on the subject matter. Richard spoke about his childhood love of films that he used to watch at the Royal Playhouse Cinema in Tenby and over […]

Tenby Museum Birthday Celebrations!!!!!

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

On Sunday 22 July the bandstand on Castle Hill will be the setting for a bubbling fiesta of activities to celebrate Tenby Museum and Art Gallery’s 140th anniversary. Jazz, Prosecco and Strawberries is being run by the Friends of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of […]

Tenby Museum achieves Full Accreditation for the third time

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Tenby has once again been awarded Full Accreditation status by Arts Council England/MALD. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally set standards for museums in the UK and defines good practice, identifies agreed standards and helps guide museums to be the best they can be for current and future users.  It allows museums and governing bodies to […]

Seaside Entertainments Exhibition Opens at the Museum

Posted on Jul 11, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

This week saw the opening of the new exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery.  The exhibition focuses on seaside entertainment for Victorian times and takes in bathing machines, saucy postcards, promenades, piers, the circus, theatres, cinemas and drink!  The fun-filled exhibition is written as a series of postcards and also includes other more detailed […]

Castle Hill Guided Walk

Posted on Jul 7, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

With such glorious weather, what better idea than to celebrate the colours and scents of the natural world?  Well now is your opportunity.  On Thursday 12 July botanist, PCNPA and Tenby Museum volunteer Vicky Tomlinson will be leading a guided walk around Castle Hill.  Vicky will describe the social and natural history of the area […]

Tenby’s RNLI Storm Barometer

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The storm barometer on display at Tenby Museum is one of a series of two hundred distributed around the country by the RNLI between 1860 and 1900.  They were provided for the fishing and seafaring population.  No. 11 is the series was presented to Tenby in 1861 by Charles Allen, a local benefactor.  It was […]

Tenby Museum and the #YearoftheSea

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

“The remarkable purity and clearness of the water, its entire freedom from mud and the firmness and gradual descent of the sands, render Tenby peculiarly desirable as a bathing place” Richard Mason, 1864 The sea has always played an important role in the story of Tenby. The Welsh name for Tenby is Dinbych-y-Pysgod, which translates […]