Fascinating talk given at the museum

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Last Friday (5 May) saw a fascinating and well-attended talk given at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery by Chris Delaney on the subject of the U Boat war off the Welsh coast 1915 – 18. Chris is currently involved in a project that seeks to provide a counterbalance to the terrestrial focus of the Western […]

William Lyons – our local hero

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments

A Local Hero 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 […]

Loo-vre Revamped

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The Loo-vre has been revamped at Tenby Museum! A couple of years ago it was decided to make the public lavatory space in the museum into a gallery space (as well as retaining its other function!).  Working with St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Canton, Cardiff, the area became the artiest toilet in the country!  The […]

The Button Project

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Ever innovative, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery has an exhibition of buttons opening for Easter, and which will run through the summer. Many of us have a box of buttons, kept for utilitarian or nostalgic purposes, but the buttons on show at the museum are very different and demonstrate creativity from around the world. They […]

New exhibition by Linda and Bill Thompson

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The joint exhibition of work by husband and wife team Linda and Bill Thompson opens at the museum on Saturday 25 March. They work in entirely different styles but both share a passion for art.  Linda graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2007 and has been painting full time since then.  Her work […]

‘Clean Beach’ Graffiti project, Day 3

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Day three of this project and today it was the turn of pupils from St Teilo’s RC Primary School to interpret the theme of beach pollution/clean beaches. Accompanied by their teacher Amanda Harley, the four girls tackled the theme with enthusiasm and vivid splashes of colour to present another strong picture on this ongoing issue. […]

‘Clean Beach’ graffiti project Day 2

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Yesterday (Sat. 4 March) saw two more groups participating in the Clean Beach graffiti project. Last week The VC Gallery and Tenby Youth Club participated, this week was the turn of 10 year old Ella Mathias and 8 year old Molly Mathias from 3rd Tenby Brownies and Kornelia Kuczma and Molly Allen from Pembroke School. […]

Rock-in all over the world

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

On Wednesday 1 March, the museum was visited by a local geology group, who were shown the displays, some of the reserve collection and the library.  A major part of the visit was getting hands on with the Ridsdale geology collection, a fine mineral and rock collection of over 300 specimens donated to the museum […]

‘Clean Beach’ graffiti project

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Despite the awful weather, the first part of the ongoing ‘Clean Beach’ graffiti project got off to a strong start this morning.  The painting, originally planned to take place outside, was held instead in the museum’s foyer.  The groups participating on this first day were Tenby Youth Club and The VC Gallery. The project aims […]

The Welsh Group – ‘Diverse Perspectives’

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

The new exhibition at the museum is Diverse Perspectives by The Welsh Group: Y Grwp Cymreig.  It was  officially opened by David James, Secretary of the Welsh Group on Saturday 4 February. At the opening, David said, “This is the second time our society has shown at the museum, having shown previously in 2003. It is delightful to […]