Sad News

Fellow Trustees, Honorary Curator and the Museum Mentor have been greatly saddened to receive the news of County Councillor Keith Davies sudden death on Friday 28 August. Keith, besides his many other activities for Kidwelly, was a much respected trustee of the museum. Our deepest condolences to his wife and family

Fantastic Open Day

The Kidwelly Industrial Museum and the Ferryside Classic Club
are hosting an Open Day on Sunday 13th September 2015
Gates open 10.30 – 4.30, there is FREE entry and parking and a number of attractions including a selection of vintage and classic car, tractors, machinery, displays from “Bygone Days” that you may remember and guided tours.

We will also have a Children’s FunFair, Bouncy Castle, Party Bus, caterers and ice cream vans

We look forward to seeing you

Kimmi Cat

This cat sculpture has been mentioned in an earlier post made by Danielle Jones at the Carmarthen School of Art. Now named Kimmi, the sculpture is a permanent fixture at the museum. It will be displayed next to the reception building for this season and then it will be rehoused during the winter.

The museum would like to thank Danielle for donating the sculpture.

KIM meets AIM

Our Chairperson and Curator are out and about this week meeting people from other museums at the Association of Independent Museum (AIM) Conference at the SS Great Britain in Bristol….. Keep an eye on our twitter feed to see what they are up too….. @KIMTinplate

 

Roll up, Roll up and see the galleries

We have added two new galleries to the website, one illustrates the images taken by regular visitors and tourists and a wedding couple. the second illustrates the dress rehearsal of very sucessful performance of a series of dramas situated at the Museum over a two day period.

Do you have photographs you would like to share with us? Please contact us at info@kidwellyindustrialmuseum.org.uk to join in.

The Pussycat and the Museum

Part of the Forward Plan for the Museum is to encourage new opportunities at the site and in keeping with this; a joint project to look at sculpture in an industrial setting.  During the next few weeks a sculpture called the “Kidwelly Industrial Cat” by Danielle Jones will be placed on site. Danielle has written a piece to accompany the the sculpture, it discusses her inspiration and her fabrication techniques. To see her written piece Kidwelly Cat Piece.

The Tinplate works comes back to life

As part of the Kidwelly 900 celebrations, a series of performances reflecting the different histories of the people of both Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg has been scheduled. The Museum has been invited to participate in the event and as such two evening performances set in different areas around the site have been arranged for 7pm on the 24th and 25th May.

The actors, musicians and theatre technicians, who have spent the last month preparing different acts and pieces at the museum, are all third year students and lecturers from Trinity St. David’s University. The Trustees have enjoyed seeing the way an event like this can enliven the museum in a new and different way.

If you would like to see the Trinity St. David’s students’ interpretation of the Tinplate works and stories about Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg please go to the kidwelly 900 webpage for more details….. book soon, tickets are limited for some events

URGENT!!! Sunday 10th May & Volunteers

Due to the Kidwelly Mayor Making ceremony many of the Trustees and the Curator will not be available to open the Museum on the 10th May for volunteers.

The Museum will be open on Wednesday the 6th May at 1.30pm, Wednesday the 13th May at 1.30pm and then Sundays from the 16th May

Thank you