Dates for your diary – ANNUAL LECTURE PROGRAMME 2018

Talks and event for 2018 will be published shortly.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL TALKS AS SPACES ARE LIMITED
Tickets £5.00, reductions for members of Tenby Museum & Art Gallery Friends
– please contact the museum for details
e-mail info@tenbymuseum.org.uk or telephone 01834 842809

Santa’s Christmas Card Workshop

Come and join us this Christmas,All the family are welcome! Ticket includes: -Christmas card making Arts & Crafts -‘Featured Artist’ Demonstration -A Mince pie and Seasonal drink -Photo opportunity with Santa -10% off in Museum Gift shop -A Christmas chocolate & own Christmas card to takeaway Tickets are £5.50.All proceeds go to Tenby Museum charity. […]


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The Bear Necessities talk With Mick Brown

  Make sure you book now and come along to Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Thursday the 6thof December at 7pm, for Mick Browns talk on his fascinating experiences with the world’s largest carnivores. Roaming over vast distances of land, sea and ice, the Polar Bear is master of all three environments, truly earning the […]


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Book launch “Wil and the Welsh Black Cattle”

Come along on Saturday the 24th of November at 2pm, for the launch of Phil Okwedy’s first published book ‘Wil & the Welsh Black Cattle’. Phil Okwedy is a performance storyteller & mythmaker who draws deeply on his Welsh/Nigerian heritage and multiple cultures. He performs in clubs, theatres and festivals both here and abroad. ‘Wil […]


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WWI Talk by David Llewelyn

On Friday 30 November local historian David Llewelyn will be giving a talk at Tenby Museum as part of the First World War Centenary. The talk is entitled ‘The First World War – Challenging Popular Perceptions.” David says about the talk, “As a nation and society we view the war through the prism of art, literature, television, […]


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The museum holds events during the year for Museums and Galleries Month, The Big Draw and World Book Day as well as a series of lectures and talks on subjects ranging from archaeology, art and social history.

Big Draw
World Book Day

Event Archive

Birds of a Feather – A Talk by Mick Brown

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 […]

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Drawn Together Wales

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 […]

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The Private Life of the Gannet

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 […]

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Listen very carefully – A Talk on Spy Films is coming

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 […]

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Summer Solstice Folk & Jazz Extravaganza!

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Every Shell Tells a Story!

Every shell tells a story…that’s what we found out during Dr Graham Oliver’s talk on Wednesday.  Dr Oliver has been researching the wonderful collection of shells gifted to the museum by the daughters of William Lyons.  We’re researching his life in Tenby and finding that although he’s not much known in Tenby today he was […]

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Quaynotes Choir raising funds for local heritage causes

Tonight (Tuesday 5 September) sees the Quaynotes Choir give a charity concert at St John’s Church in Tenby.  The concert is in support of the work of two of Tenby’s longest serving heritage hubs, National Trust’s Tudor Merchant’s House and Tenby Museum. The concert starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £6 per adult (children have free […]

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Tenby Museum Beach Clean

On Tuesday 25 July a beach clean took place on Freshwater West.  The event was instigated by Tenby Museum and arranged and lead by The Darwin Centre.  Members form the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest and Tenby Youth Club also took part.  The beach clean was the second stage of the previous graffiti project that had […]

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A Walk on the Beach

We all love to walk on the beach…getting sand between our toes…William Lyons in the early 19th Century didn’t just take a walk on a beach, he collected and amassed a seminal shell collection which his daughter donated to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in 1878.  To celebrate this Local Hero and thanks to the […]

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