London Mathematical Society launch All Angles Covered

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

On Saturday 19 September, Francis Clarke, member of the Council of the London Mathematical Society, officially opened All Angles Covered, a display and series of events celebrating Tenby born mathematician and inventor of the equals (=) sign, Robert Recorde (c.1510 – 1558). In his opening speech Mr Clarke said, “The LMS is this year celebrating […]

Fascinating talk by Gordon Roberts at the museum

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Gordon Roberts gave an absolutely fascinating talk at the museum last Friday (18 September) on the life and times of Tenby born mathematician, Robert Recorde, famed last the inventor of the equals (=) sign. The talk was part of the museum’s seven week celebrations on Recorde as part of the London Mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary […]

A special moment

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

For those of you who read these blogs, you may be aware that I have, on occasion, a tendency to ramble a little.  Not today.  Today I am posting an image that speaks a thousand words, a drawing and message left with us over the weekend from a young visitor, Bethany, who obviously thoroughly enjoyed […]

Events Celebrating the Inventor of the Equals (=) Sign

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Taking things for granted is, on the whole, human nature, hence such truisms as ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’.  How often do we look at things, they pass by, and we offer no second thought on their origins?  Well, Tenby Museum is once again attempting to right an oversight by celebrating the work of Tenby born mathematician […]

Crying in the Rain? Who’s crying?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

When Bob Dylan sang back in 1962  that a hard rain’s a gonna fall, I don’t think he actually had a summer in Tenby in mind.  Genius he may well be, but prescient meteorologist I do not think the Zimmerman is.  However a hard rain has certainly fallen these past few months of summer (unless […]

Fascinating Talk on the Queen of Bohemia

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Last Friday (21 August) saw a fascinating talk on Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett, given by David Dando at the museum.  David traced her wild and wicked story, from her early days in Tenby from where she escaped as soon as she possibly could to a life rollicking with the likes of Dylan Thomas, Walter Sickert, […]

Unveiling of the Dylan Thomas plaque

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

I was fortunate yesterday to have been present at the unveiling of the Blue Plaque to the late great Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. The plaque, a project undertaken over a period of 8 years by Tenby Civic Society, is located on the Croft in Tenby at the site of what was once The Salad Bowl […]

Tenby Museum now offering Wi-Fi

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

The museum is now offering free Wi-Fi in the cafe area to any user of the museum or cafe.  This is just another facility that this award-winning independent museum is providing to make the visitor experience the best it can possibly be.  So whilst summer is letting us down once again with weather more suited to […]

Artist donates works to Tenby Museum

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Artist Guy Manning recently donated two works of art to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The pictures are entitled The Edge of the Woods, Caldey and Brynhir Blossoms. Over the years Guy has become one of the most recognisable landscape artists in west Wales and has had exhibitions across the UK, France and the USA. […]

Deputy Minister for Culture, Ken Skates, visits the Museum

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

On Wednesday 29 July, the museum was visited by Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism. The Minister was given a guided tour by Trustee Kathy Talbot, Collections Manager Mark Lewis, Honorary Curator Neil Westerman and Trustees Mike Brew and John Ross who also took photographs of the event.  The Minister thoroughly […]