Henry Tudor statue at Pembroke Castle

Pembrokeshire & the Tudors with Tony Riches

On Wednesday 18th October at 7.30 pm, local author Tony Riches will be giving a talk on ‘Pembrokeshire and the Tudors: the story of Henry Tudor’s birth in Pembroke Castle, his daring escape to Brittany from the ‘secret tunnels’ under Tenby and his return to Mill Bay to take on the army of King Richard III at Bosworth.’
 
Tony Riches is a historical fiction author from Templeton and a specialist in the history of the early Tudors. His best-selling Tudor Trilogy reached number one on Amazon UK, US and Australia and the third book, about Henry Tudor, was a finalist in the Amazon UK awards for 2017. He and his wife Liz were also part of the group in Pembroke who helped raise funding for the statue of Henry Tudor by Narberth sculptor Harriet Addyman.
 
The talk is £5 and Tony will be signing copies of his books afterwards. Refreshments will also be available in our coffee shop.

 

 

Tempus Fundraising Concert

We’re delighted to add a very special Christmas fundraising concert to our
winter events. “Tempus” the popular and dynamic group of a capella singers will
be performing at St Andrew’s Church on Friday 8th December at 7.30.
Seasonal refreshments will be served afterwards at the Museum. Tickets cost
£10.00 and are available from the Museum. It promises to be a popular event
so don’t leave it too late!

Proceeds will be shared between the Church Restoration Fund and the Museum.

Christmas with the Virgin Queen

Local historianTerry John will launch our Tudor season with a festive talk:
“Christmas with the Virgin Queen” on Thursday 14th December at
7.30.

He will look at how Christmas was celebrated at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. -Customs, music, masques, -whether the custom of lord of Misrule was still practised – plus a few recipes for curing a hangover!

Terry may also produce one or two Xmas Tudor recipes (and we can recommend his fabulous cakes from past experience!)

Tickets cost £5.00 and booking is advised.

Fundraising Quiz Night

Join us on Wednesday 22nd November for a fundraising Quiz Night.The questions will be fun and varied, with a few tricky ones thrown in to challenge even seasoned quiz experts!

Entry is £8.00 for a team of four and there will be a cash prize of £20.00! Refreshments will also be available and the quiz starts at 7.30.

Gifts for Good Children

Chris Stephens’ talk on 30th November “Gifts for Good Children” will be a
presentation and display of illustrated and transfer printed Victorian Children’s
China plates and mugs featuring a wide range of subjects including early
childhood, alphabets and education , the Temperance movement,
Missionaries, popular literature, fairy tales and nursery rhymes, Benjamin
Franklin’s Maxims ….the whole world of Victorian society and cultural life
through little people’s plates and dishes….the fascinating forerunners of the
Bunnikins and Peter Rabbit nursery ware we know so well.

This fascinating insight will start at 7.30 and tickets cost £5.00. Booking is advised.

The Colours of Wales

On 16th November will be a relaxing and entertaining look at the Pembrokeshire Coast
and Snowdonia National Parks with Robert Llewelyn Davies.

This talk will examine the changing colours, cascading waterfalls, rugged mountains and beautiful lakes of North Wales, compared with the gentle hills and spectacular scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast and estuary.

Some facts and figures of the national parks and the important role they play in ensuring that we conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Wales will also be highlighted.
The photographs will help evoke some of the brief history of the beautiful and inspiring
places of Pembrokeshire. An afternoon treat, taking you to locations in the
mountains of North Wales or into peaceful coves on the Pembrokeshire coast.
The talk starts at 2.00pm and tickets cost £5.00. Booking is advised

Narberth in Bloomers

Our new exhibition ‘Narberth in Bloomers’ will be opening on Tuesday 3rd October. This is a look back at underwear and advertising through the ages and is included in our standard admission prices.

Living Memory Group

Our next meeting is on Friday 20th October

LMG

A Festival of Photographs

On the evening of Thursday 21st September there will be another opportunity to view our slideshow of local photographs as well as many of the images from our extensive collection in our new browsing boxes.
 
There will also be drinks and nibbles, great conversation and a sprinkling of nostalgia; a perfect early-autumn evening out.
 
£5 per person. The slideshow will begin at 7.30pm.

 

Gelli Printing with Janet Sheen

If you like playing with colour and pattern, this is the workshop for you!

On Friday 15th September, local craftsperson Janet Sheen will guide you through the techniques needed to produce unique, experimental sketchook pages.

This mono-printing technique uses acrylic paint on gelatine plates with found objects, templates and masks forming patterns. The result being colourful multi-layered pages for adding interest to scrapbooks or other creative projects. The process can be useful for overcoming a daunting white page or simply getting the creative juices flowing.

All materials are provided, although if you have a scrapbook, some objects or textures you would like to experiment with, feel free to bring them along.

The day (10.00-4.00) is £10/£15 per person and booking is ESSENTIAL on 01834 860 500 or emma@narberthmuseum.co.uk

Contact

01834 860 500

info@narberthmuseum.co.uk

Narberth Museum,The Bonded Stores,Church Street,Narberth,Pembrokeshire,SA67 7BH

Opening hours

10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday