International Dylan Thomas Day

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

For me the words of Dylan Thomas still “flame like Fawkes fires” and I can, and do,  return to his poems, short stories, broadcasts, screenplays and play time and time again.  So 14 May is the museum’s time to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day with a blog that salutes this giant of literature. I shall […]

Remembering Remembrance

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

As part of the Be Kind Haverfordwest event running between 13th and 26th May for those living with dementia, their families, finds and careers, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is running an event at the Picton Centre on Monday 14 May. Remembering Remembrance will see the museum’s curator, Mark Lewis (a Dementia Friend) holding two […]

The Ace of Cyclists

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The Ace of Cyclists CARTEN 100 – A simple challenge, Cardiff to Tenby “100 miles, on a bike, in a day”. Not a race, not a sportive, just a ride to Tenby! As the energetic cyclists speed their way on the 100 miles towards Tenby from Cardiff for 2018’s CARTEN we at Tenby Museum think […]

Book of the Month – The Tenby Souvenir by Fanny Price Gwynne

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Born c. 1819 in Tenby, Fanny Price Gwynne was the daughter of Thomas and Fanny Gwyther (nee Price) of Tenby. Her father was a master in the Royal Navy and served on the local management committee of the RNLI whilst her mother was the Tenby correspondent for the Carmarthen Journal newspaper. Fanny enjoyed a privileged […]

The Painted Word officially opens

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Last Friday (27 April) saw the opening of the new exhibition by artist Alec Lewis at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. Alec’s show, The Painted Word features over forty works, which portray his interest in the written word, in music, poetry, myth and legend. The exhibition was officially opened by Alyson Saint, a friend and […]

The Painted Word by Alec Lewis

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Blog, Exhibition Archive | No Comments

The new exhibition at the museum is The Painted Word by Alec Lewis.  This sales exhibition features 46 works by this locally based artist and officially opens on 27 April.  It runs until Sunday 10 June. After studying at Carmarthen Art School Alec obtained a Diploma in Art & Design at Maidstone College of Art before […]

Display by Tenby & District Camera Club

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

A new display by Tenby & District Camera Club opened at the museum on Saturday 31 March.  The Club recently qualified to represent Wales at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’s National Championship in October of this year.  The sixteen images on display in the gallery were the ones used in the Welsh Photographic Federation […]

Mammoth book sale at the museum

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Calling all book worms and art lovers!  Next week (Tuesday 3 April to Friday 6 April inclusive) there will be a massive sale of art books at Tenby Museum. There are numerous titles on a wide variety of art related topic, including monographs on artists, books on ceramics, books on specific art movements, works on […]

Book of the Month – A History of Little England Beyond Wales

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Edward Laws was born in Lamphey Court in 1837, the home of the Mathias family. His mother was Mary Mathias. After a short military career with the Royal Sussex Regiment, he returned to Pembrokeshire and devoted the rest of his life to the study of archaeology, history and antiquities of Pembrokeshire. He was the prime […]

Nina Hamnett play ” a wonderful event”

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Comments after the play based on the life of Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett, written by and performed at the museum(Sat. 17 March) by Vanessa Rosenthal were universally filled with praise.  Visitors were heard to say when they left how brilliant it was and how wonderful it was to be able to come and see […]