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Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Castle Hill, Tenby SA70 7BP, Wales
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+44 1834 842809

Tenby Museum is the oldest independent Museum in Wales.Founded in 1878,...

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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Very interesting museum

From the outside this museum does not look large but it is a bit of a "tardis" inside. It has items of interest to suit all ages and tastes from the local palaeontology section to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside this museum does not look large but it is a bit of a "tardis" inside. It has items of interest to suit all ages and tastes from the local palaeontology section to numerous paintings & works by Augustus & Gwen John (and others). It also has an art gallery section (with paintings for sale, not cheap!) plus... More 

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Tenby M, Manager at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. The stairs to the loo has been an issue for us for a while and unfortunately the cost of providing this service is beyond our financial capabilities at present. It was a pleasure to open up on the Monday for your group and... More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little museum showing local history and a little art too, usually a small activity for children to do and the gentleman there was lovely and friendly

Thank lindalewis2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with husband and young child, they both had a great time. Passed a couple of hours easily and the children's activities and exhibits were really engaging. Admission also lasts a full year so will definitely be back again before we go home.

Thank Jennifer B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a nice relaxing look round with many interesting facts and a short film to boot. Dressing up for the children and exhibits and artifacts for all.

Thank EarlsCourtTT1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a look round! Friendly chap in there today telling us all about the area. Close to the harbour and beaches and worth heading up to the top of the hill for the view!

Thank Morristheblackcat
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

First visit to the museum and I wish is discovered it before. The £4.95 entrance fee is valid for a year, and it's much bigger inside than it looks. Interesting exhibits, and they've introduced lots of family friendly things to keep children involved and interested. Nice range of art there too, and I particularly enjoyed the Tenby exhibition upstairs. Really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great little museum with plenty of exhibits and information. We really enjoyed the history of Tenby section. The admission price is £4.95 but no discount for O.A.P. which I think is a shame but we still enjoyed the visit.

Thank John M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

On holiday in the area we decided to visit the museum and art gallery whilst taking photos around the harbour. So glad we went in. This is a little gem with lots of interesting exhibits as well as a WWII exhibition set up by local schoolchildren. The whole museum is very child friendly with history, pirates,local palaeontology and a small... More 

Thank Christina G
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

£4.95 buys you an adult ticket which allows you to visit as often as you like for a whole year! Accompanied children are free. This museum is a real surprise. I don't think anyone could fail to be astounded by the archeology section which gives a very clear history of the area with fascinating information to stimulate your mind and... More 

Thank Cypo1951
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lovely local museum, with friendly and knowledgeably staff. Lots to see. The art collection is worthy of a national gallery. Very kid friendly - well worth a trip

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