Success for ‘The Night at Tenby Museum’

Posted by Tenby Museum on Apr 26, 2019 Blog, Event Archive, News No Comments

Family’s arrived at Tenby museum to witness what happens when the doors close for the night. The museum reopened to the public at 6pm to share the stories from some of Tenby’s most well known characters. The evening started off with Tenby’s museums forgetful tour guide, so forgetful in fact the children had to rename her ‘Alex” as she had lived in the museum so long she had forgotten her own name. Together they all set off to meet some of the museums famous historians, who included, Leaky porridge the Pirate, Nina Hamnett Queen of Bohemia, Thomas White the old Mayor of Tenby, George Ace Tenby’s Penny-farthing bike rider and Peggy Davies the Bathing lady.  The texts had been written by the museum Curator.

All who attended thoroughly enjoyed hearing their tales of their past and enjoyed engaging with the actors.

The children got to take part in the experience that took them around the museum in search of hidden clues. Once the code was cracked with a little help from the characters this lead them to their treasure box and all took home a badge or ‘night at the museum’ sticker!

All the beautiful costumes were kindly sponsored by Griggles Costume shop in Tenby on Warren St. The museum are extremely grateful from this donation to their event as it wouldn’t have been such a well dressed performance with out the help of Rowland the Shop owner and all his efforts.

Overall the night was a huge success over achieving expectations in demand of tickets for this one of event. Ideas have been discussed where to capture this night as a regular occurrence because of the similarities its hold to a City’s dungeons experience. If you missed out of this then keep your eyes peeled for more sessions to come run by the Museums events team.


In picture below from left to right; Peggy Davies played by Emma Williams, Nina Hamnett played by Sasha Chapman-Macleod, George Ace played by William Hughes, Chloe Ashton-Milton Played ‘Alex’ the Museums resident Tour guide, Harry Gardiner played Thomas White, Andrew Davies played Leaky Porridge.

Below picture: George Ace Played by William Hughes The Famous Penny-farthing rider of Tenby. The resemblance is uncanny.