Nina Queen of Bohemia – a play by Vanessa Rosenthal

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

“NINA, Queen of Bohemia” brings Nina Hamnett (1890- 1956)  back to her home town of Tenby to celebrate her as the extraordinary painter she was.  Daughter of Colonel George Hamnett and contemporary of Augustus and Gwen John, once feted  now overlooked, here she tells her own story over several gins in this tragic, comic account of her life. […]

Official opening of “Remains of the Day”

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The new exhibition Remains of the Day by Barry John MBE was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 3 February. The museum curator, Mark Lewis, introduced Marten Lewis, Executive Director of the Darwin Centre, who formally introduced the exhibition. Marten thanked Mark and the museum for supporting Barry John and the […]

Book of the Month – Historiae Sive Synopsis Methodicae Conchyliorum Et Tabularum Anatomicarum by Martin Lister

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

HISTORIAE SIVE SYNOPSIS METHODICAE CONCHYLIORUM ET TABULARUM ANATOMICARUM. Editio Altera (1770) by Martini Lister, M.D. (1639-1712)  Superbly bound in contemporary Morocco leather, with the “Lister du Conchyliorum” on the spine and edged in gilt, this large folio in four parts with appendices contains impressions of 439 engraved plates depicting 1083 figures of shells. It also […]

“Remains of the Day” – vibrant and diverse work by Barry John MBE goes on show

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, Exhibition Archive | No Comments

From electrifying paintings of the West Wales coastline to dark and savagely beautiful graffiti, Barry John MBE’s latest exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is by turns thrilling, moving and brave. The former soldier is well known for his trailblazing work running the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest, where he provides a safe space in […]

Book of the Month – Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy (1714)

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

John Walker born in 1674 was the son of Endymion Walker (Mayor of Exeter in1682). He was a clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, known for his written and collated biographical work on Church of England priests during the Civil War and the Interregnum (the period between the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the restoring […]

Fabulous evening of folk and jazz

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Last night (5 January) the museum was fortunate enough to have the musical talents of two fabulous local bands perform in the gallery. This is the first time that the museum has hosted a musical event and it is thanks to the generosity of all the musicians, who freely gave up their time and talants […]

Christmas Newsletter

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

And so Christmas approaches us rapidly and the museum is preparing to close for a festive break after another busy year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your sustained support which ensures that the museum can continue to develop and grow and provide its on-going schedule of exhibitions, talks […]

Book Now for a Twelfth Night Jazz and Folk Concert!!!!!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

On Friday 5th January 2018 Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is fortunate to have two fabulous jazz and folk bands playing at the museum. The Firebyrd Trio comprises local musicians George Whitfield (accordion), Jack Deere-Jones (double bass) and Alan Argent (saxophone). The band formed after playing together in various jazz oriented projects and they came together […]

On this Day (1956)

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Okay, sorry – I know we are only a handful of days away from Christmas Day and this blog does not possess much (any!) of a Christmas flavour but on this day (16 December) in 1956, Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett died, under tragic circumstances. Nina had been born at 3 Lexden Terrace, Tenby in […]

Book of the Month – Richard Colt Hoare

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

December’s Book of the Month from the museum Research Library is the wonderfully titled “A Collection of Forty-Eight Views of Noblemen’s and Gentlemen’s Seats, Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic Places in North and South Wales”.  This is a lavishly illustrated book, complete with numerous black and white plates principally from drawings by Sir Richard […]