Beneath Our Feet

Posted by Tenby Museum on May 14, 2019 Blog, News No Comments

A new display of medieval archaeology all fund beneath the ground across Pembrokeshire, has gone on display at Tenby Museum. Beneath Our Feet is part of the Saving Treasures: Telling Stories project and working in conjunction with this initiative, is a joint venture between Tenby and Narberth Museums as part of the Pembrokeshire Museum’s Association. The finds on display are from the collections of Tenby Museum, Narberth Museum, Milford Haven Maritime & Heritage Museum, Haverfordwest Town Museum and Scolton Manor as well as a selection of finds from two members of Pembrokeshire Prospectors, Trevor Davies and Ken Lunn.

The Saving Treasures Project is a partnership project between Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales.   It aims to promote the portable archaeological heritage of Wales through acquiring finds made by the public.

Mark Lewis, Curator at Tenby Museum who was involved in the Beneath Our Feet project from the beginning, stated, “It is wonderful to have such amazing treasure finds on display at the museum and to be working alongside the National Museum Wales and the Prospectors. These finds truly do tell stories and inspire imagination of how they came to be found here. We are planning to work with creative writers and artists throughout the duration of the project and so, as well as encouraging responsible recording of finds, will also be telling stories of the county’s history through items associated closely with trade and pilgrimage.”

Beneath Our Feet will be on display at the museum for two months before moving on to Narberth Museum, and afterwards Milford and Haverfordwest Town Museum.