The Bear Necessities

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

On Thursday 6 December, Mick Brown gave a wonderful insight into the private life of polar bears. Mick had seen his first polar bear in a zoo in 1967 and never believed he would ever see one in the wild. His many slides paid testament to the fact that he had since then managed to […]

Fascinating Insight into World War One

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

As part of the museum’s on-going events programme and the WWI centenary commemorations, local historian David Llewellyn gave a fascinating talk last night (Friday 30 November) at Tenby Museum. The talk, entitled The First World War: Challenging Popular Perceptions, gave both a general view of the conflict and put events often overlooked into an historical […]

Review of Phil Okwedy’s book launch

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive, News | No Comments

Phil Okwedy and Peter Stevenson Tenby Museum, 24thNovember 2018     On Saturday Phil Okwedy entertained visitors to the museum with tales from his book “Wil and the Welsh Black cattle” – wonderful tales of family feuds, murderous actions, magic and romance, set in West Wales.   Phil described how he found that stories, particularly folk […]

Tenby ‘Kids in Museums’ Take over day

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive, News | No Comments

On Friday 23 November, children and young people will be taking over museums and heritage sites across the country, from Tyneside to Torquay. One of the new Volunteers at Tenby museum & Art Gallery is Tia. She is a local College student from Pembrokeshire College, who has given her time and putting the knowledge of […]

Birds of a Feather – A Talk by Mick Brown

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

Join local ornithologist Mick Brown on Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. for his presentation Birds of Feather. Using his own photographs, Mick will take a detailed look at birds and the evolution of their feathers –  the many different types, their various uses through time as ceremonial artefacts, fashion objects, and even as a […]

Drawn Together Wales

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

On the morning of Wednesday 8 August, why not come along to Tenby Museum and be a part of Wales’ largest community drawing project, Drawn Together/Creu Ar Y Cyd. Drawn Together encourages everyone to pick up sketch book and pencil and make your mark on the artistic map of Wales, encouraging you to look at […]

The Private Life of the Gannet

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

On Friday 17 August at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, join seabird specialist Mick Brown for a detailed look at Britain’s largest and probably least known specialised heavy weight plunge diver at his talk The Private Life of the Gannet. Mick has been working on small expedition ships in the Arctic and Antarctica for the past […]

Listen very carefully – A Talk on Spy Films is coming

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

Tenby Museum is fortunate to have the acknowledged expert on spy movies giving a talk at the museum on Friday 20 July. Film historian Richard Rhys Davies is the author of The International Spy Guide 1945 – 1989, a book described by Anthony Horowitz (who is widely published and the author of the James Bond novel Trigger […]

Summer Solstice Folk & Jazz Extravaganza!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

In case you missed the magnificent sell-out Twelfth Night jazz and folk musical performance at the museum earlier this year – this was an historic occasion as it was the first ever music concert in the long history of the museum – or if you were there for the magic of that occasion, then there […]

“The common cormorant…on St Margaret’s Island”

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Event Archive | No Comments

The common cormorant (or shag) Lays eggs inside a paper bag, You follow the idea, no doubt? It’s to keep the lightning out…. But what these unobservant birds Have never thought of, is that herds Of wandering bears might come with buns And steal the bags to hold the crumbs. so wrote Christopher Isherwood but […]