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Tenby Museum stands as the oldest independent museum in Wales, serving the community since 1878. It was founded by a self appointed committee of local retired professional gentlemen some of whom were also amateur naturalists or archaeologists. They wished on behalf of the community to display predominantly local collections of natural history, geological specimens and archaeological finds. In 1878 The National School (built in the 1830s) became vacant, allowing the museum trustees to acquire the building for the collections. The former school building was adapted as a museum by Lewis John, a local builder at the cost of £44.12s.4d. It has naturally seen some changes since its instigation with numerous facilities and services to offer including family history research, educational programmes, events, talks and workshops. The notion of a collection representing the locality still applies.
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