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The new frieze
Painting the frieze
The frieze has been lovingly hand painted by Paul Richards. The mermaid and the whale are copied from carvings on the roof bosses in St Mary’s Church in Tenby. Why not visit the church and see if you can spot them?
Making Tudor costumes
A volunteer sewing group is hard at work creating Tudor costumes for visitors to wear. These include tabards for schoolchildren, but also costumes for adults so they don't feel left out.
- Email us to join in
A Tudor cookery class
We offer our staff and volunteers the chance to try their hand at some Tudor cookery, and to sample the results. Here's an eager class...
Stirring the pot...
They prepare food in the enormous open fireplace, on authentic Tudor kitchenware. Fridges were invented 250 years later.
A silversmith in Tudor Tenby
A new clue has shed light on Tenby’s boom time in the 16th century. Research we commissioned about the Tudor Merchant’s House has led to the amazing discovery that a silversmith was trading in Tenby in the early 1500s, something that nobody had previously suspected.
We're trying to discover the name of the merchant who lived and traded at the Tudor Merchant’s House. In the process new and significant finds about the town’s history are being made. The study of a will made by merchant Walter Rys in 1507 showed that he left to Davy Rys, his second son, 'a slate mazer [a kind of bowl] bound with silver-gilt, which I bought in Tenby', and 'half a dozen spoons of the making of Tenby'.