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“a must when visiting Tenby” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Hill, Tenby SA70 7BP , Wales
01834 842 809
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Tenby
Type: Museums
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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
Somerton, United Kingdom
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“a must when visiting Tenby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Well presented, clean, modern museum and art gallery. On a personal note I would prefer that the balance was more in favour of Museum than Art Gallery. The Video was very good, not overdone and well produced.

Visited May 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“a family must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I think this little museum is great for the family and a must when visiting Tenby, especially when the weather is bad.
The art gallery is interesting as it has works by the late Augustus and Gwen John local artists.

Visited April 2013
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Very interesting museum with most helpful staff.of most interest are the items about the artist Augusta and Qwen John.

Visited April 2013
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Bedfordshire
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“Interesting look at Tenby's history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The museum is small and well run and worth a visit to find out more about the history of the town. The black and white film showing how the town had changed over the years was particularly interesting.

Visited April 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Good selection of exhibits of local interest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

A small well laid out museum with a broad selection of exhibits showing local history, geography and interesting art work. Coffee tea and snacks available at reception with a great view over the coast.

Visited April 2013
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