#MuseumFromHome – day 205

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 205 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at Girl Guiding in the town. I am grateful to Nicole Evans (museum volunteer and Trustee and also active in the Guides) and Margaret Peake for providing me with the following details of the movement. Nicole told me: “The Girl Guide Association as it was […]

#MuseumFromHome Day 204

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 204 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at the tunnels under Jasperley House (Boots the Chemist) and its connections with Henry VII. I had a bit of a cultural weekend and watched The Hollow Crown with Benedict Cumberbatch as a tyrannical and very Shakespearian Richard III and was inspired by this to write today’s […]

#MuseumFromHome now on the blog – starting with Day 203!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Apologies for the lat start in this – I have been made aware that some peopel do not have access to Facebook and so will try to be sharing the forthcoming daily #MuseumFromHome posts via this blog. Day 203 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at Dr John Griffith Lock (1847 – 1907). Lock was the […]

Remembering the Exorcist

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

The Exorcist comes to Tenby  “The Exorcist is a movie that will haunt and finally take possession of you”,  Kathleen Carroll, The New York Daily News There are some films in any genre that can truly make the viewer believe in the power of cinema. With regards to the supernatural, or ‘horror’ (and by this […]

New Roof!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Pembrokeshire County Council are taking the opportunity to replace the older parts of the roof of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery over the original National School and the art gallery built in the 1970s. This work will be done during September. Extensive scaffolding is needed to carry out the work and in order to deliver […]

Museum to postpone reopening

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

As you are probably all aware, lockdown restrictions have recently been relaxed in Wales to allow more businesses to reopen with the necessary social distancing in place. This includes museums. However reopening is a costly and complex business and not always economically viable for some places. Ensuring the necessary social distancing in galleries and public […]

Dylan Thomas Podcast

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Today we have a podcast, written by museum Curator Mark Lewis about the life and works of Dylan Thomas.  Entitled For As Long As Forever Is, this is an abbreviated version of a well-received performance piece first performed in 2014 at the museum and as part of Tenby Arts Festival.  It was recorded at home […]

Museum From Home

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Since we have been closed from 14 March Tenby Museum has tried to keep an ‘open’ presence via social media.  We started with colouring projects (kindly provided for us by local artist Guy Manning), through to wordsearches, quizzes and writing a haiku. This quickly escalated to our ‘Museum From Home’ project, where we asked people to […]

Share Your Memories

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Calling anyone who lives in the Tenby area, of any age, or has moved away but has a wonderful memory of time spent at Tenby.  We here at the museum, in this time for reflection, are always interested in stories about Tenby that we can add to our archive.This truly is a time for sharing. One […]

I’ll keep this short – why not try a Haiku?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

A haiku is a Japanese verse form of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Today’s challenge is to write a haiku abut something around you, something you see or something that you are feeling.  Although short it is a tricksy little verse form but here a few very amateur examples that I […]