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 […]

Knapp-Fisher: A Family In Art

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

The most recent art exhibition at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery is Knapp-Fisher: A Family In Art. This is a family tribute show to celebrate the creative life of John Knapp-Fisher and his family and is a celebration across generations. Included in the show will be a selection of paintings from John Knapp-Fisher – some […]

Museum gallery refurbishment Day 5

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

So the weekend is over and work has once again commenced on refurbishing the gallery.  And progress is very good.  The team are concentrating harder than Dan Biggar before a conversion to get the plaster boarding finished and by the time these photos were taken (2.30pm) most of the ceiling and nearly all of the […]

Welsh Liberal Democrat Alistair Cameron adds his support to the museum cause

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

The museum was visited today by Alistair Cameron of the Welsh Liberal Democrats to add his support to the museum’s cause. Mr Cameron had read of the museum’s financial problems in the presses and made a surprise visit to show solidarity with his local museum. Whilst here he chatted with staff to get a first […]

Museum gallery refurbishment Day 4

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

Okay.  All good stuff again today and lots more progress.  All the batons are attached to the walls and all of the insulation in the ceiling is in place.  Work has now begun on putting in the dry-lining boards in preparation for the plastering.  I would estimate that just under one-quarter of the room has […]

Museum gallery refurbishment Day 3

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

Real progress now, and starting to take shape.  Today they are putting in the insulation and so not only will it be a new whizz bang all singing ‘n’ dancing gallery but will also feel a bit warmer and allow the visitor to enjoy the time in more comfort it will take learning about WWI. […]

Museum gallery refurbishment Day 2

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

Today sees true progress in the refurbishment of the gallery at the museum.  The ceiling was taken down yesterday and this morning the two workmen (Gareth and Mark of EDK Building Services, who are excellent) have taken out the shaky joists and are replacing them with brand spanking new joists ready for the ceiling to […]

Four great talks

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

We’ve organised four great talks for 2016 – and maybe more will follow, but book early as they are always popular. Friday 13th May “Plant Folklore and Foraging” by Vicky Tomlinson, member of South and West Wales Wildlife Trust Thursday 30th June “Roald Dahl” by Graham Laurie Friday 29th July, “Women and the First World […]

Museum gallery refurbishment Day 1

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

Well, the refurbishment on what was the Maritime Gallery and will soon (we hope) see the opening of the World War One exhibition, commenced today.  And things did not get off to a bumper start.  It was found that the support of the ceiling were not solid enough to take another ceiling and so the […]

Museum says thank you to a loyal supporter and volunteer

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments

Today Tenby Museum said a big thank you to Doug Perry, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  Doug had been a loyal volunteer for over 20 years, as well as a trustee, but sadly hung up his volunteer cap a few years ago.  He is still a loyal and vocal supporter of the museum as […]