Covid-19 Update

We’re delighted to be able to welcome you all back from Saturday 1st August! However, your safety is our number one priority and so there are a few changes to our usual routine:

1. Our current opening hours are 10-5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

2. We are restricting numbers into the museum and so there may be a wait and/or a booking system.

3. We ask that you respect the 2m distancing rule at all times and that you use the hand sanitizers around the museum, (particularly before touching the interactives).

4. Our coffee shop is still running on a takeaway basis until the rules change and we can be assured of your safety.

Thank you so much for your co-operation and for continuing to support us during these challenging times.

‘Partaking of the Tea’ Mosaic

Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi (‘treating breakage and repair as art of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise’), we created this fabulous mosaic at our recent ‘Partaking of the Tea’ wellbeing day.

A fabulous group of women used crocks dredged from the Newport estuary and the wedding China of a couple celebrating their diamond anniversary to create this tea-themed mosaic.

A permanent reminder of a day spent in meditation and celebration of Welsh and Japanese heritage.
#WOWW #mosaic #mosaicart #museum @heritagelotteryfund PLANED Arwain Sir Benfro 2020

Women’s Wellbeing Day

An incredible day of spent with inspiring women brought together over tea. A day of looking both inwards and outwards in the spirit of solidarity and shared experience; spanning the world via Welsh and Asian heritage.

A huge thank you to Sonia, Fusae, Claire and everyone who joined us. Thank you too Arwain Sir Benfro 2020 PLANED and Heritage Lottery Fund for your support in helping us to use heritage to enrich the lives of people in our community.

Photo Credit: Sian Lester

#WOWW Update

Pupils from Golden Grove Gelli Aur have been learning about the Victorians. Through their own investigation they discovered the story of Anne David, a 13 year-old girl who worked locally in a coal mine. She dragged wagons of coal in a 12″ underground space, never went to school and never had a holiday. In contrast, Edwina Price, a doctor’s wife, had servants and took picnics in Tenby where ‘the air was most exhilarating’.
#WOWW #museums PLANED Arwain Sir Benfro 2020 Heritage Lottery Fund

An Evening of Poetry with Alison Brackenbury #WOWW

Huge thanks to Alison Brackenbury who joined us for a wonderful evening of poetry in celebration of our Grandmothers. She read from her new book Aunt Margaret’s Pudding and talked on her Welsh roots. 
Thanks also to PLANED, Arwain Sir Benfro 2020 and the Heritage Lottery Fundfor their support.