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What's on in May

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Fri, April 29, 2016 14:32:12

What’s on at Newport Museum and Art Gallery in May 2016


Newport Transporter Bridge, from 14 May on the Museum Mezzanine: Opened in 1906, Newport Transporter Bridge is a working monument to Newport’s rich maritime and industrial heritage. It is one of only eight historic transporter bridges left in the world. This new display features a range of items and images from the construction and operation of the Transporter Bridge and artworks inspired by it.

The 1922 Newport Hospital Carnival, 21 May – 9 July : Money raised from Fêtes and Carnivals was an important source of income for the Royal Gwent Hospital in the first half of the 20th Century. Newport Museum and Art Gallery cares for original film footage showing highlights from the Carnival in 1922.

Exhibitions until 7 May

The Grosvenor School of Modern Art, until 14 May

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm: 'Remember when'. Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport. Peter Brown, Newport historian is giving weekly sessions at the museum every Tuesday at 2pm. Drop in for a chat and a close-up look at his photographic archive of Newport.

12 May, 6pm-8pm; Museums at Night. Join us for a preview of the Newport Transporter Bridge display.

27 May, 11am – 11.30am : Art Store Tours. Why not venture behind the scenes of some of the art collection stores? Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please e-mail to book or for further information.

Half Term Holidays

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available during half term holidays.

NB: Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit

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