Kids go free at museum by the sea
10:32am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
AHOY me hearties! There’s free admission to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery for all children for the rest of this half-term week.
And a new pirate-themed display at the Castle Hill attraction looks set to shiver the timbers of visitors young and old.
Beware! Pirates! tells the story of piracy around the Pembrokeshire coast, including the tales of Black Barty (Barti Ddu) and Leekie Porridge.
There is an interactive display for those brave enough to risk the wrath of Black Barty, a treasure trail quiz and the chance for kids of all ages to dress up as a pirate.
The display is part of the refurbished stairwell area of the museum which has been transformed into a temporary gallery showcasing local history.
Displays this year will spotlight the histories of Tenby Bowling Club, the Tenby Observer and the opening of the railway; the D-Day landings practices, Exercise Jantzen; Dylan Thomas, who twice gave readings at Tenby; Roald Dahl, who holidayed in Tenby as a child, and controversial film maker Kenneth Griffith, who was born in the town.
The recently-restored sedan chair also features centre stage on a purposebuilt platform.
The refurbishment of this area coincides with the opening of the new maritime exhibition, Stories from the Sea.
Collections manager Mark Lewis said: “The museum has had a great deal of internal refurbishment over the past couple of years, and I am grateful to the assistance of all the staff and volunteers.
“I am happy to say that the hard work has well been worth the results.”
● The museum opens Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm), and the free child admission offer runs until Saturday