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

Free Entry with National Lottery Ticket!

From 12 to 16 December we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery Players!  We are one of 350 participating National Lottery Funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.  Tenby Museum received £9900 from the Heritage Lottery […]


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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

“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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Come along to an Art Exhibition at Paxton Court

Tenby Museum is holding an art exhibition of works by four local artists to the hosted by McCarthy & Stone at Paxton Court, White Lion Street, Tenby on Friday 22 January between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. McCarthy & Stone, in an ongoing commitment to the local community,  are generously supporting the museum by donating £10 for […]

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“Tenby Remembers” our latest publication

Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Wales comes to a standstill as we remember all those who have died in conflicts. “Tenby Remembers” is a memorial to the people of Tenby who served in the First World War. Over eight hundred and eighty people with connections to […]

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Pembrokeshire Archaeology Day

We were delighted to attend the Pembrokeshire National Cost Path annual Archaeology Day at Pembrokeshire College.  A really busy day with lots of interest in Tenby Museum’s archaeology and geology collections.

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In Reflection

29th October, “In Reflection”  A series of short, sharp monologues, inspired by the Museum’s celebrated portraits, performed as a promenade theatre piece and staged within the gallery.  The narrators of each piece will be speaking the words of the individual portrait characters, developed and written by Mark Lewis. It will be a provoking and thoughtful […]

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Robert Recorde: A Man of Principle in a Turbulent Age

The final talk of the Robert Recorde: All Angles Covered event, will be held at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery at 7.00pm on Friday 23 October. The talk is entitled ‘Robert Recorde: A Man of principle in a Turbulent Age’ and will be given by Gareth Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Education at Bangor University. In […]

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