Celebrating the Year of the Sea Opens!

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The new joint exhibition Celebrating the Year of the Sea by Anna Waters and Dawny Tootes was officially opened at the museum on Friday 15 June. The exhibition was formally opened by Michael O’Dwyer, owner of the Cwtch Café Shop and Art Gallery in Pembroke Dock. Michael spoke of how artists face day to day challenges, […]

Celebrating the Year of the Sea in Art

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog, Exhibitions | No Comments

Established Pembrokeshire artists Anna Waters and Dawny Tootes have joined forces to celebrate 2018 as The Year of the Sea in a joint exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. Anna Waters, based at her studio/gallery on Milford Marina, has been painting the land and seascapes of Pembrokeshire for many years, whether representative or more […]

Book of the Month – Tales and Traditions of Tenby

Posted on Jun 8, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Edited and compiled by George Phillip William Scott (1858) Published by R. Mason, High Street, Tenby  The book measures 17cm x 11cm x 7.75cm, with 160 pages including 6 full plates (of subjects such as Tenby North Cliff, Penally and Carew. It is bound in period paper backed printed board, with a brown leather binding […]


Posted on Jun 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Today marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings in Normandy, where over 156,000 Allied troops were put ashore at France to start the push-back of the German troops in Europe. Tenby had played its part in the lead up to these historic events. Exercise Jantzen was a training exercise in preparation for […]

Summer Solstice Folk & Jazz Extravaganza!

Posted on Jun 6, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

In case you missed the magnificent sell-out Twelfth Night jazz and folk musical performance at the museum earlier this year – this was an historic occasion as it was the first ever music concert in the long history of the museum – or if you were there for the magic of that occasion, then there […]

National Smile Month

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

As part of National Smile Month, Tenby Museum is celebrating the UK’s largest oral health campaign with a selection of dentistry tools that were gifted to us in 2008. These instruments of medicine (or torture for all you odontophobics out there) were used by Tenby dentist Tom Brazier, who practiced in Warren Street from 1900. […]

International Dylan Thomas Day

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

For me the words of Dylan Thomas still “flame like Fawkes fires” and I can, and do,  return to his poems, short stories, broadcasts, screenplays and play time and time again.  So 14 May is the museum’s time to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day with a blog that salutes this giant of literature. I shall […]

Remembering Remembrance

Posted on May 11, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

As part of the Be Kind Haverfordwest event running between 13th and 26th May for those living with dementia, their families, finds and careers, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is running an event at the Picton Centre on Monday 14 May. Remembering Remembrance will see the museum’s curator, Mark Lewis (a Dementia Friend) holding two […]

The Ace of Cyclists

Posted on May 10, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The Ace of Cyclists CARTEN 100 – A simple challenge, Cardiff to Tenby “100 miles, on a bike, in a day”. Not a race, not a sportive, just a ride to Tenby! As the energetic cyclists speed their way on the 100 miles towards Tenby from Cardiff for 2018’s CARTEN we at Tenby Museum think […]

Book of the Month – The Tenby Souvenir by Fanny Price Gwynne

Posted on May 7, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Born c. 1819 in Tenby, Fanny Price Gwynne was the daughter of Thomas and Fanny Gwyther (nee Price) of Tenby. Her father was a master in the Royal Navy and served on the local management committee of the RNLI whilst her mother was the Tenby correspondent for the Carmarthen Journal newspaper. Fanny enjoyed a privileged […]