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Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Tenby SA70 7BP, Wales
+44 1834 842809
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A fascinating couple of hours on a very soggy afternoon

Lots of varied items in the museum. It's not very big but that adds to it's charm. The lady at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike S
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London, United Kingdom
Informative and fascinating!

This is a small but very informative museum about the local history and I am glad we managed to... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
niki101
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London, United Kingdom
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Tenby Museum is the oldest independent Museum in Wales.Founded in 1878, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is situated in part of the medieval castle, overlooking Castle Beach and Caldey Island. Permanent displays include archaeology, geology, the natural, maritime and social history of the town and South Pembrokeshire.The permanent collection included art works by – Augustus John, Nina Hamnett, Edward J. Head, David Jones, John Piper, Kyffin Williams and many others.In the Second Gallery – A programme of frequently changing exhibitions. Please see website for further details.Other attractions include:‘The Story of Tenby Gallery’ tracing the history of Tenby from earliest recorded times, a Victorian Antiquarian’s Study and lots of things for the family to do including activity trails and a CBBC Relic Trail.Facilities Audio ToursCoffee ShopPartial Disabled AccessToilets with baby changing facilities
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Castle Hill, Tenby SA70 7BP, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of varied items in the museum. It's not very big but that adds to it's charm. The lady at the cash desk gave helpful advice as to what is where. I'd been advised in town that the castle mount was worth a look, but...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a small but very informative museum about the local history and I am glad we managed to visit it. It was really interesting to walk around and read about Tenby’s story. The museum also houses some excellent paintings such as The Domino Players...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Spent an hour and a half wondering around the museum which gave me a real flavour for Tenby's history.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you visit Tenby a visit to this museum is a must. The staff were very friendly and it is a very interesting museum.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This fascinating place is so much more than somewhere to shelter whilst waiting for the pub to open on a rainy July morning for an hour or so. Many interesting artefacts, backed up by information boards, put in context the social and economic history of...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great value. A cheap entry ticket valid for a year and We were surprised at how interesting and informative it was. Lots for kids to do also. The Augustus John family exhibit is worth the entry alone. Full marks to a small museum doing a...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Interesting museum and well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of the area. On the top floor there is a video showing how Tenby has changed over the years and become the seaside town we know today. I find visiting the museum...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Not too large, informative displays, well laid out, wasn't impressed by some of the art, but the museum section very good. Learnt a lot about the history of Tenby and surrounding areas, interesting connection to mathematics. Origin of = sign, development of algebra and more....More

Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had an interesting afternoon in the museum. The Augustus and Gwen John exhibition are especially good.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We went up to the old fort to start with and walked up there . Great guide and talk for 20 odd minutes about the history of the place , you then get a discount for the museum which was just as good for the...More

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