Tenby Museum’s Sculpture Park

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Three sculptures by Darren Yeadon have recently been installed on the entrance path to the museum.  These Weirdstones are made from Whitby sandstone with a marble base.  The tallest stands at 62 inches (158 cm) whilst a fourth smaller sculpture, placed in the Wilfred Harrison art gallery, is a mere 42 inches (107 cm). The […]

Book of the Month – A Pictorial Atlas of Fossil Remains

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

October’s book of the month from the museum research library is Dr G.A. Mantell’s A Pictorial Atlas of Fossil Remains, published in 1850, complete with various coloured illustrations. Gideon Algernon Mantell lived in Lewes in East Sussex, where he practiced as a doctor, specialising in obstetrics. He also dedicated himself to geology (he was Vice […]

Every Shell Tells a Story!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

Every shell tells a story…that’s what we found out during Dr Graham Oliver’s talk on Wednesday.  Dr Oliver has been researching the wonderful collection of shells gifted to the museum by the daughters of William Lyons.  We’re researching his life in Tenby and finding that although he’s not much known in Tenby today he was […]

In Memory of Aneurin Jones

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The recent exhibition of Aneurin and Meirion Jones’ work at Tenby Museum truly showed that Aneurin was one of the most important and vibrant Welsh artists of our time. His subtle commentary on the passing of the rural life of his beloved country produced some truly wonderful and vivid works and kept at the forefront […]

Wales’ Children’s Poet Laureate provides workshop

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

On Tuesday 19 September the museum was fortunate to have Wales’ Children’s Poet Laureate, Casia Wiliam, give a poetry workshop based on the Year of Legends to two groups of children from Tenby’s Welsh School, Ysgol Hafan y Mor. The event was funded by Literature Wales and the Bardd Plant Cymru project.  Dasia took the […]

Museum outing to Hoyle’s Mouth Cave

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

This morning six members of staff and volunteers from the museum enjoyed an informative archaeological trip out to Hoyle’s Mouth Cave. Humans occupied Hoyle’s Mouth on two separate occasions, at about 30,000 and 10,000 BC.  In Palaeolithic times the Ritec Valley was bleak tundra populated with animals.  Excavated bones included reindeer, mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, hyena, […]

Happy Birthday to centenarian John Tipton

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

On Friday 15 September John Tipton DFC, LLB celebrates his 100th birthday.  John held the post of Honorary Curator at Tenby Museum between the years 1983 and 1995. Tenby born, John studied law at London University, becoming a member of Inner Temple, before joining the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of World War Two. […]

On this day….Dylan Thomas

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

“Rip Van Winkle from a timeless cradle” On Thursday 10 September 1936 Dylan Thomas’ second book of poetry, Twenty-five Poems was published.  His first volume, 18 Poems, had been published in December 1934 and reviews of this first volume had been very favourable, with The Listener describing it as “one of the most remarkable volumes of poetry that […]

Book of the Month – Keys on Bees

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

This week’s Book of the Month, selected for the myriad publications in the museum’s research library, is entitled Keys on Bees: The Ancient Bee-master’s Farewell by apiarist and author John Keys.  The book was originally published in 1796.  It was a follow-up to a book he had written in 1780 entitled The Practical Bee-master in which he […]

Quaynotes Choir raising funds for local heritage causes

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

Tonight (Tuesday 5 September) sees the Quaynotes Choir give a charity concert at St John’s Church in Tenby.  The concert is in support of the work of two of Tenby’s longest serving heritage hubs, National Trust’s Tudor Merchant’s House and Tenby Museum. The concert starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £6 per adult (children have free […]