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What’s on in August 2017

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Thu, July 27, 2017 20:48:54

What’s on in August 2017

New at the Museum!

Have a look at some of the Museum’s recent acquisitions – objects donated by the Newport band

‘Goldie Looking Chain’ and the 1990 screen print ‘The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport’ by Mary Traynor. On display in the Museum entrance area on the 1st floor.


Discovering Ancient Egypt, A temporary exhibition displaying highlights from Newport Museum’s

Egyptology collection, until 16 September.

The Newport College of Art: Paintings and Sculptures from the Collections of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, until early 2018.

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…? Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

3 August, 1pm – 1.30pm

Lunchtime Tour: Discovering Ancient Egypt. Do you want to find out more about this temporary exhibition? Join us for an informal lunchtime tour.

25 August, 1pm – 2pm

‘I am in the Pink: The Story of Percy Scannell, a Newport Soldier in the First World War’. A talk by Richard Frame. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends please visit

Summer Holiday Family Crafts

Every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays, 11am – 2pm

* 2 August; Make an ancient Egyptian headdress

* 9 August; Make a Roman counting board

* 16 August; Make a woodland animal mask

* 23 August; Make an ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus

* 30 August; Make a paper Newport Ship

Family craft sessions start at 11am, noon and 1pm. 15 spaces are available

for each of the sessions and they are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

on the day. Please be aware that children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

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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