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A walk on the beach



Tenby Museum and Art Gallery


In 1878 the shell collection of local Tenby resident William Lyons was donated to an early Tenby Museum, the oldest independent museum in Wales. Of important historical and scientific interest, this donation formed the basis of the natural history collection of the museum. Over 100 years later, Tenby Museum are exploring the scientific legacy of Lyons through a series of public events. 

This specially developed discovery walk will take to the beach of Tenby to bring the work of Lyons to life. Try your hand at shell hunting and see what you can identify from the shores that Lyons explored over 100 years ago. 

Attending this event

  • Adult tickets cost £4.00
  • Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult
  • To book a place and for further information please call Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

Local Heroes

This event is held as part of the Local Heroes grant scheme, designed to engage audiences with the influence of science and scientists on local communities across the UK. From Orkney to Plymouth, 15 museums and galleries will reveal stories of scientific brilliance from across the ages. 

Read the full list of awarded projects.

For all enquiries, please contact

A walk on the beach

Explore the work of William Lyons and try your hand at shell identification on this Local Heroes discovery walk.

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