Commemorating the War at Sea Exhibition opens

Posted by Tenby Museum on Nov 24, 2019 Blog, Exhibition Archive No Comments

The new exhibition, Commemorating the War at Sea/U-Boat Project 1914 – 18 opened on Saturday 23 November at the museum.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical monuments of Wales, Bangor University, the Nautical Archaeology Society and 21 museums around Wales to commemorate those who served at sea during the Great War. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The exhibition takes on the form of over 20 bilingual interpretive panels that tell various stories from around Wales and includes two panels that relate directly to Tenby. There are also two short films based around U-boat activity around the coast of Wales. Here are also geophysical images that reveal underwater wrecks from the Great War from work being carried out by the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences at Bangor University.

Tenby Museum’s Curator Mark Lewis, who arranged with RCAHM Wales for the exhibition to be shown at Tenby, stated, “This is a truly eye-opening exhibition that reveals the scale of U-boat activity around our country and tells truly inspiring stories that would otherwise perhaps remained unknown.   It is wonderful to be part of such a national project, to work with a wider museum community and for the people of Tenby to have the opportunity to see it.”

The exhibition runs until Saturday 14th December. The museum is currently open Tuesday – Saturday.