Are you ready to become Guardians of the museum?
Just for kids
ALL children up to the age of sixteen have FREE ADMISSION to the museum when accompanied by an adult
There is plenty of amusement for children including Pirate Treasure Trails, gallery quiz sheets and jigsaw puzzles, both fun and educational. You can also dress up as a pirate and enjoy the hands on archaeology
There are two hands-on displays for children and families in the galleries. The first, in the prehistory gallery, features various recreated objects including a skull, whale sick, Roman artefacts, reindeer skin, a meteorite, dinosaur skin and a mammoth tusk amongst many others, the experience encourages children and families to become archaeologists and explorers. The facility, supported with grant assistance from CyMAL and the Friends of Tenby Museum, was designed and built by Alan Morgan of Riveting Designs.
Alan has also created the second hands on display, funded by the Friends of Tenby Museum and the Port of Milford Haven. Become a History Detective is located in the Story of Tenby Gallery and also takes in the Maritime Gallery. There is the chance to wear a clove scented plague doctor's mask, a recreated WWII gas mask and rattle, a cork life-jacket and many other fun and interesting activities, all accompanied by the wearing of a great hat and a snippet of historical information!
The museum also runs a CBBC Relic Trail (As seen on television).
The museum also offers storytelling sessions, both for schools and groups (schedule to be arranged – call the museum for details), available in both English and Welsh. There are also special events such as handling sessions as part of National Archaeology Day and events as part of the Big Draw as well as Christmas events for schools and art shows for educational establishments.
The museum follows the Kids in Museum manifesto and prides itself on being Family Friendly. We have recently (2014) been long-listed on the Daily Telegraph Family Friendly Museums Award, one of twenty museums out of 800 nominees, and one of only three in Wales.
Visit the Kids in Museums web site.
For further information on these and other events please see the local press or bookmark this website (including the News page) to keep up to date with goings-on.
If you would like to arrange a school visit or have a homework project that you think we can help you with do not hesitate to contact us.