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 […]

The Season by Alun Crockford

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The new exhibition, The Season, by Tenby born photographer Alun Crockford, officially opens at the museum on Saturday 18 November.  The exhibition features 108 black and white photographs of Tenby harbour during one summer season in the 1970s.  The exhibition will be officially opened by actor Josh Richards (Playing Burton) whose father served on Tenby lifeboat. Alun […]

“The common cormorant…on St Margaret’s Island”

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

The common cormorant (or shag) Lays eggs inside a paper bag, You follow the idea, no doubt? It’s to keep the lightning out…. But what these unobservant birds Have never thought of, is that herds Of wandering bears might come with buns And steal the bags to hold the crumbs. so wrote Christopher Isherwood but […]

Big Fun at drawing event

Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Yesterday morning (Thursday 26 October) saw a lot of fun had at a drawing event at the museum, lead by artist Olivia Argent.  It was unfortunate that more people did not attend but those who did had a thoroughly great time and lots of imagination was put into action. Olivia started the event by pouring inks […]

MODES Complete

Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The museum was the recent recipient of a grant from the Welsh Federation of Museums and Galleries to update their computerised documentation programme from Modes for Windows to MODES Complete, including associated hardware. Since its creation in 1987 MODES has become the most popular collections software in UK museums.  It has been developed over the […]

Another innovative project at Tenby Museum

Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

A new tactile board for the visually impaired was recently installed outside Tenby Museum.  This was provided by the RNIB and includes a floor plan of the building as well as tactile details and bilingual and Braille texts.  The project was funded by MALD, the timber for the framework was provided by Talbot Timbers and […]

William Lyons, Local Hero

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

It’s easy to forget that Tenby was an important spot for many notable people in the early nineteenth century. Many have blue plaques around the town dedicated to their memory but one man who has been so far overlooked is William Lyons, who died in Tenby in 1849. If you look carefully at the bottom […]