Things are going well up at the Museum and it’s fabulous to see the amazing views from onsite now in the sunshine after all the rain over the winter.

We’ve moved to our summer opening hours as detailed on our website and are now open every day apart from Mondays from 10am-5pm. We will be open Bank Holiday Mondays of course.

Sadly, prices have had to rise from last year, but only slightly and remain very reasonable with discounted family tickets, concessions, free entry for the younger children etc. all as detailed on our website.

There is some big news from the Museum with several new staff joining the team over the winter. Myself as Curator, Jacky Baker as Assistant Curator / Office Manager and Hannah Saunders as Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer. The benefits of having multiple part time staff is the great combination of experience and talents they bring.

We’ve all been made to feel very welcome and the whole team works well together.

The other big news is the fantastic transformation of our Exhibition Gallery by Wil Crockford of Coastal Developments. We are so grateful to Wil and his team for all their time and generosity to the Museum which has made such a difference to how we present our visiting art exhibitions.

On the subject of the gallery, we are currently hosting the wonderful Dai David Lust for Light Exhibition until April 20. So much of Dai’s work is inspired by his love for Tenby and the quality of his work is awe inspiring to me. The paintings displayed are also available for purchase.

The launch of Dai David's exhibition ’Lust for Light’, currently on show at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
The launch of Dai David's exhibition ’Lust for Light’, currently on show at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery (Pic. Hannah Saunders) (Hannah Saunders)

This year of course sees the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI and so we are about to start work on expanding our existing display into a larger exhibition on the first floor.

We also have an exciting program of talks and events coming up – again do see the website for details. As someone who speaks myself on Tenby’s history, I’m particularly looking forward to the talk on May 16 regarding Tenby in the Reformation with Father Gildas the Prior of Caldey. Also, ‘Tenby – The Wilderness Years’ on June 20 with Tudor Thomas.

We are also pleased to have welcomed some new volunteers so if that’s something you may be interested in do get in touch.

So, to conclude this first edition of Curators Corner, a huge thank you to everyone who has made me and the new staff so welcome at the Museum. Keep an eye on the website and do come and see us up here on Castle Hill – it’s truly a fabulous Museum and Gallery in an amazing setting.