Review of Tenby Museums’s Murder Mystery night!

Posted by Tenby Museum on Feb 14, 2019 Blog No Comments

The Friends of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery put on a very successful event last Friday, on the 8thof February at the Giltar hotel. The ticket included a 2-course meal, which the Giltar generously delivered.The murder mystery night was hosted by the acting group ‘Harveys Players’ and was set in Carew airfield during World War II.  The effort made by all to participate and dress up surely did not disappoint.

Competitions were held and prizes were given to the best dress. Tina Torking’s hairdo was particularly striking showing off a stylish 1940s look. The best dressed Prizes consisted of a memorabilia hamper, containing identity cards, a make do and mend pack and Onions, carrots & potato’s to tie in with the wartime theme. The standard was so high, quirky runner up prizes were given out too, (see picture below) one of the prizes was a cardboard box of dried eggs from the USA which were replaced with chocolate eggs, this was awarded to: Nancy Sierwald and Vicky Tomlinson.

In between the theatrics the Friends hosted a raffle giving away a £20 voucher donated by the ‘Harbwr bar & Kitchen’ in Saunderfoot, a pack of Harbwr Brewery beer, bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates and a bundle of various small gifts.

The night was serenaded by the vocals of Samantha Skyrme-Blackhall who played ‘Vera Lyn’ widely known as “the Forces’ Sweetheart”, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War. The guests thoroughly enjoyed her performance actively singing along to the traditional hits.

After hearing all of the motives, witnessing the drama and inspecting all the facts the guests were given a chance to try and guess ‘Who dunnit!’ with the winning team solving the Murder mystery within a hard won 10 minutes.

The Friends of Tenby museum raised over £400 for the charity, which will go towards supporting the museum for future projects over 2019.Because of the great success from the evening another Murder mystery is being talked about for the future. Keep an eye out on our social media platforms and website more details on upcoming events.If you would like to help take part in events like this you can find out on how to become a friend of the museum by visiting the website or contacting