What’s On

Welsh Pride

1st – 30th June

Welsh Pride is a project set up to research the hidden history of LGBTQ+ people in Wales and to present it to the world.

The Museum is delighted to be hosting this exhibition for Pride month and to support the first ever Torfaen Pride Event!

Visit the Museum to discover these amazing stories. You can find out more about Torfaen’s part in Wales’ LGBTQ+ history here. 

Free entry!

Wanderlust Exhibition

8 June – 26 July


This summer, as part of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, we will be hosting ‘Wanderlust’, a photography and poetry exhibition created by local children from the Gypsy and Traveller community.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the lives and cultures of Gypsies and Travellers in Torfaen. The exhibition has been created by the pupils of West Mon School over the past 12 months who have been attending workshops with photographer Jon Pountney, poet Patrick Jones and photography graduate David Harrhy.

Free entry!

Windrush Exhibition

25th May – 22nd June

This powerful exhibition celebrates the lives of members of the Windrush Generation Cymru and their families. Told in their own words, we warmly invite you to learn about their journey to Wales, the challenges they faced in building a new life in a country far from their homelands and the contributions that they made in helping to rebuild Britain after the war.

Free Entry!

Pontypool Local History Society Talks

Established in 1970, the Pontypool Local History Society (PLHS) seeks to engage with people of all ages to encourage an interest in the history of Pontypool and the surrounding district.

Working collaboratively with Torfaen Museum, the Society is currently running a series of lectures at the Museum, located in the Oriel Barker Art Gallery. All lectures begin at 1.45pm and last for approximately 1 hour with refreshments afterwards. Tickets are £3 for non-members.

For more information contact: pontypool-lhs@outlook.com

Brush Art Group

Recently established by Karen Jones and Sue Tennet, the art group meets on the first Thursday of each month at Torfaen Museum in the Oriel Barker Gallery.

Specialising in Chinese brush art, Karen and Sue are always happy to greet new artists to the group, whether working in watercolour, oil or another medium. If you have an interest in painting, why not come along to paint, share ideas or just chat?

Session runs between 10.30am and 12.30pm. For further information, please contact the Museum.

Tel: 01495 752036

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum,
Park Buildings,


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1pm till 4pm


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