New Exhibitions and Exhibits

Rose Rose (1946-2023)

The new exhibition by Rose Rose features work in response to the Mabinogion.

Born in Islington in London as Rosemary Pearson, Rose Rose trained at the Ealing School of Art and the University of Exeter.  She obtained her M.A. at De Montfort University in Leicester in Art Education and in 2003 was awarded her PhD in Fine Art Practice.

She held varying art lecturing posts over a number of years and was Visual Culture Director at the University of Sheffield.

She participated in numerous group art exhibitions over many years as well as holding several solo shows including the Mappin Art Gallery, the Ruskin Gallery, De Montfort University and the Hay Hill Gallery in London.

Her work is held in several major collections including the Arts Council of England as well as in private collections around the world.

She moved to Pembrokeshire in 2019 and in 2022 first showed a small collection of her Mythological Landscapes at Narberth Museum.  She kindly donated the works to the museum and we are extremely grateful for her generosity to us.

Rose Rose sadly died in December 2023.  This exhibition is a celebration of her life and work.  As John Russell Taylor, former art critic for The Times wrote, when you look at these works “you find you are gazing into the soul of Wales.”

The exhibition runs until the end of July 2024.

The pictures are available for purchase and you can view the images on the exhibition link on this page.

Permanent Collection

As both the mythical court of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, in the ancient tales of the Mabinogion and the bustling 19th Century  market town , Narberth has a long and fascinating history.

Its legend is told at Narberth Museum, through a diverse collection of artifacts, an archive of documents and social history, vibrant interpretation and interactive activities.

A scale model of the castle will help you visualise what once stood on the site of Narberth’s ruined castle and an interactive game illustrates the tactics used in medieval siege warfare.

A working scale model of the station is set up with trains running to an original timetable or walk the streets of turn-of-the-century Narberth and experience some of the shops that were around at the time.

One of the most popular areas of the museum for young families is our Mabinogion woodland glade. As well as explaining the story of the Mabinogion through interpretive panels it includes a storytelling chair where children can listen to welsh folk stories in English and Welsh. There are also puzzles and games for younger children to play with.

As well as our permanent collection, there is a programme of temporary or visiting exhibitions throughout the year.

Coming soon


Rose Rose -‘Mythological Landscapes?’

The new exhibition currently on show at the museum is by Rose Rose (1946 – 2023) and features work made in response to the Mabinogion.

All of the work is mixed media and framed.  They are priced at £250. (Please note P&P charges will apply on top of the sale price and glazed works are not able to be insured in transit).

Please contact the museum (by phone or visit) to arrange purchase.