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Exhibition: Sites of Inspiration: Tintern Abbey and Llanthony Priory 18/07/14












Paintings on exhibition:
Upper Row from left:  Tintern Abbey By William Havell, Ashmolean Museaum, University of Oxford; Tintern Abbey and the River Wye by Edward Deyes, Witworth Art Gallery, Unversity of ManchesteTintern Abbey by Samuel Palmer, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge;
Bottom Row from left:  Tintern Abbey West Front, The Ruined Abbey by JMW Turner, British Museum: Transept of Tintern Abbey by JMW Turner Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Cloister Doorway by WH Bartlett National Museum Wales;

Tintern Abbey inspired Wordsworth, Turner and Tennyson – what will it do for you?
This major exhibition will bring famous works of art to the place which inspired them.
Tintern Abbey has inspired famous artists, poets and writers throughout history and this major exhibition brings famous works of art back to the place that inspired them.
Two unique exhibitions of world renowned artworks devoted to Llanthony Priory at Abergavenny Museum
and Tintern Abbey at Chepstow Museum. Featuring  art and atrefacts from the National Collections in London as well as Wales.
g works by JMW Turner, Samuel Plamer, Thomas Gainsborogh, John Sell Cotman, John Piper, David Jones and many of the other masters of the art and British landscape.This is a WG and HLF funded project. Download a full exhibition description
Date: July to September
Chepstow Museum, Bridge Street, Chepstow, NP16 5EZ
             Open: Mon-Sat inc Bank Hols 11-5, Sun 2-5
             extended hours July-Sept Open 10:30-5:30

             Abergavenny Museum, Castle Street, Abergavenny,
             Monmouthshire NP7 5EE
             Open: Mon-Sat 11-1, 2-5, Sun 2-5

Cost: Free Admission
Further Information: For further information on the full programme of activity please contact Chepstow Museum Tel: 01291 625981, Abergavenny Tel: 01873 854282
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Home Front Dean 24/07/14

The Home Front Exhibition tells the story of how local people coped with the demands and stresses of the Great War while living and working in the Forest of Dean. It explores a wide range of topics, from coal mining, to the role of women and the impact of war on family life. It was created in partnership with the Forest of Dean Local History Society.

Date:    Friday, June 27 - Sunday, September 14,  2014
Time:   Open Daily from 10am - 5pm. Last admission 4pm.
Saturday August 2, Sunday August 3
             A specialist commemorative event to mark the centenary of WW1
Venue: Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley,
             Gloucestershire GL14 2UB
Entrance Fee Gift Aid Admission
Adult £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children 3-16 years £6.00,
Free to children under three years old.
Family Tickets: 2 Adults, 2 children (3-16) £25.00 
                         2 Adults, 3 children (3-16) £30.00 (additional children normal entry price)  
Entrance Fee Non Gift Aid Admission: 
Adult £7.20, Concessions £6.30, Children 3-16 years £5.40,
Free to children under three years old
Family Tickets: 2 Adults, 2 children (3-16) £23.00 
                         2 Adults, 3 children (3-16) £28.00 ( additional children normal entry price) 

Further Information:   Dean Heritage Centre website  

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