“Remains of the Day” – vibrant and diverse work by Barry John MBE goes on show

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, Exhibition Archive | No Comments

From electrifying paintings of the West Wales coastline to dark and savagely beautiful graffiti, Barry John MBE’s latest exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is by turns thrilling, moving and brave. The former soldier is well known for his trailblazing work running the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest, where he provides a safe space in […]

Book of the Month – Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy (1714)

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

John Walker born in 1674 was the son of Endymion Walker (Mayor of Exeter in1682). He was a clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, known for his written and collated biographical work on Church of England priests during the Civil War and the Interregnum (the period between the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the restoring […]

Fabulous evening of folk and jazz

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Last night (5 January) the museum was fortunate enough to have the musical talents of two fabulous local bands perform in the gallery. This is the first time that the museum has hosted a musical event and it is thanks to the generosity of all the musicians, who freely gave up their time and talants […]

Christmas Newsletter

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

And so Christmas approaches us rapidly and the museum is preparing to close for a festive break after another busy year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your sustained support which ensures that the museum can continue to develop and grow and provide its on-going schedule of exhibitions, talks […]

Book Now for a Twelfth Night Jazz and Folk Concert!!!!!

Posted on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

On Friday 5th January 2018 Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is fortunate to have two fabulous jazz and folk bands playing at the museum. The Firebyrd Trio comprises local musicians George Whitfield (accordion), Jack Deere-Jones (double bass) and Alan Argent (saxophone). The band formed after playing together in various jazz oriented projects and they came together […]

On this Day (1956)

Posted on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Okay, sorry – I know we are only a handful of days away from Christmas Day and this blog does not possess much (any!) of a Christmas flavour but on this day (16 December) in 1956, Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett died, under tragic circumstances. Nina had been born at 3 Lexden Terrace, Tenby in […]

Book of the Month – Richard Colt Hoare

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

December’s Book of the Month from the museum Research Library is the wonderfully titled “A Collection of Forty-Eight Views of Noblemen’s and Gentlemen’s Seats, Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic Places in North and South Wales”.  This is a lavishly illustrated book, complete with numerous black and white plates principally from drawings by Sir Richard […]

On this day in 1947

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

On 5 December 1947 the Tenby Observer featured a short article on its front page.  It was headlined ‘A Critic’s tribute to Ken Griffith’ and was subtitled ‘So brilliant – you hate and admire him” The article stated: “Film actor Ken Griffith, whose first stage appearance was in the Tenby Greenhill Grammar School’s production of […]

Free Entry with National Lottery Ticket!

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

From 12 to 16 December we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery Players!  We are one of 350 participating National Lottery Funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.  Tenby Museum received £9900 from the Heritage Lottery […]

Archaeology Day

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Last Saturday (18 November) Tenby Museum had a stall at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s annual Archaeology Day (event organised in conjunction with PLANED) at Pembrokeshire College. The event featured a number of stalls from heritage organisations and a series of fascinating talks on Pembrokeshire archaeology, including a talk by PCNPA Community Archaeologist Delun […]