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Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Tenby
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Owner description: 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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“museum near the sea”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

ite only a small one we paid to go in but the fee stays for a year so they say it is up the hill you can see the small island from there nor you even walk when the tide is out to look at it lovely sandy beaches they only had a few items in there it was alright .

Visited June 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
395 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Interesting Small Museum”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a small Museum but interesting and not too expensive to get in worth a visit. For me the mist interesting bit of all was the Video that is about 15 minutes long taking you through the impressive history of the town.
Some atractive displays and pleasant staff. Its not expensive to get in a few pounds and your ticket allows you to return anytime over a year. Worth a visit.Overall would say its Good.

Visited October 2013
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We spent several hours in the museum and found so much of interest. There has clearly been much thought put in to presenting the exhibits in way which will appeal to all visitors, with plenty to entertain children. We also enjoyed talking to a conservator who was working on an ancient canon. The history of Tenby is well documented and the art gallery shows work in a very wide range of styles. I would encourage any visitors to Tenby to include this museum. Thank you.

Visited July 2014
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“informative, helpful and very interesting”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My family and I visited the museum on a rainy dary, quite windy. We were made to feel very welcome and we enjoyed a coffee and flapjack overlooking the stunning view. The museum is clean and has clear signs to guide you. I would recommend a visit here at any time of day.

Visited June 2014
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Datchet, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great short visit”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The museum is well organised and has some interesting art work. We used it to wait for the weather to get better to go onto the beach. Only about an hour worth of visit.

Visited July 2014
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