Tudor Merchant's House painted cloths: Tudor ship

A boy in dressing up clothes looks at a painted cloth of Tenby with an older lady in the first floor hall at Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire

The new painted cloths in the hall aren’t copied from originals. They're intended to show the kind of images the merchant might have displayed on his walls in around 1500.

At that time, painted or ‘stained’ cloths were a popular substitute for tapestries. Ours show two important events from Tenby’s history and were devised by Anthony Barton of York and Dr Charles Kightly, and painted by Anthony Barton in 2012.