Charging for Museums. ‘Twas ever thus!

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

“Government Review of Museum Economies”, not a newspaper headline from 2017 but one from 1952*!  The Government needed to save £30,000 on the maintenance of museums and art galleries – already there were closures on certain days of the week, the Public Record Office had had to close, Osterley Park had closed its doors and […]

The Fifth Notebook of Dylan Thomas

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Following last Friday’s superb talk by Dr Elizabeth Walker of the National Museums Wales, the next talk scheduled to take place at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery is The Fifth Notebook of Dylan Thomas by Adrian Osbourne. Adrian is an English Literature PhD student at Swansea University who is studying the fifth notebook of Dylan. […]

Excellent Talk by Dr Elizabeth Walker

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Last Friday (14 July) saw Dr Elizabeth Walker, Specialist Curator for Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology at National Museums Wales, give a fascinating and extremely well-attended talk at the museum. The talk was entitled The First Visitors to Tenby: Evidence for the Early Prehistoric Use of Caves.” The fully illustrated talk explored both the neanderthal and humanoid occupation […]

A Walk on the Beach

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

We all love to walk on the beach…getting sand between our toes…William Lyons in the early 19th Century didn’t just take a walk on a beach, he collected and amassed a seminal shell collection which his daughter donated to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in 1878.  To celebrate this Local Hero and thanks to the […]

New Exhibition by Aneurin and Meirion Jones opens

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The new exhibition, New Paintings by father and son artists Aneurin and Meirion Jones was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 30 June. The exhibition was opened by Alun Ifans, former Head Teacher at Ysgol Casmael in Puncheston, where he established an ‘Oriel’ within the school with a wide collection of […]

Book of the Month – John Speed

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

As part of a new series of blogs, entitled Book of the Month, the first book to be scrutinised from the museum’s substantial research library is John Speed’s The Historie of Greate Britaine Under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. The museum’s copy is the second edition of the book, printed in […]

New Paintings by Aneurin Jones and Meirion Jones

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The new art exhibition at the museum is New Paintings by father and son artists Aneurin Jones and Meirion Jones.  Both are firmly established as leading figures in contemporary Welsh art and both present a strong Welsh identity in their work. Aneurin says of his work, “The type of countrymen who have peopled my work for the last half century […]

Archaeology Talk in July

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

As part of the museum’s Annual Lecture programme, Elizabeth Walker, Specialist Curator for Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology at National Museums Wales will be giving a talk entitled The First Visitors to Tenby: Evidence for the Early Prehistoric Use of Caves. There are a number of important caves that lie close to Tenby and many have […]

Exhibition by Paul Butler

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The current art exhibition at the museum is On The Edge of the Ocean by Paul Butler. The exhibition resulted from a series of artist residencies that Paul undertook at the museum over the period of a year.  Paul says of the work on show, “My overwhelming feeling about Tenby is that it is an elemental place, […]

Discover your inner Augustus John

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

If you’re visiting Tenby and feel the need to capture some of the beautiful scenery and buildings in paint or pencil, Tenby Museum now offers a small selection of artists’ materials – pencils, watercolour crayons, brushes, watercolour paints and drawing pads – just the thing to while away time and create that timeless masterpiece – […]