Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Newport Museum and Art Gallery
John Frost Square
Newport
NP20 1PA
Wales

Website

www.newport.gov.uk/museum

www.newport.gov.uk/artgallery

E-mail

museum@newport.gov.uk

Telephone

01633 656656

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The history of the people who lived in this area is traced from the earliest evidence 250,000 years ago through to the twentieth century, and include the Beaker people, the Silures, the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans.

Themes covered by the social history collections range from domestic and personal life, education, religion and politics to local industrial developments and agriculture. The most significant collections are the Transporter Bridge archive, which includes all the original designs for the bridge and photographs of its entire construction, and the Chartist collection; weopons, broadsheets, silver and prints from the 1839 Chartist protest in Newport.

The Art Gallery houses collections of British paintings, watercolours and contemporary prints. The reserve collection holds works which show the changing face of South Wales’s rural and industrial landscape which now incorporates a recent allocation of paintings from the Arts Council of Wales.

The Art Gallery also presents an extensive and stimulating programme of exhibitions and events covering aspects of art and design, focusing on artists living and working in Wales - looking at traditional media from an original and exciting viewpoint.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:00

Admission charges

Free

Includes Caerwent collection of Roman domestic objects; the Transport Bridge archive; and objects from the Chartist protest of 1839. Ceramic displays include the whimsical Iris & John Fox Collection of pottery and porcelain which features over 40 items of Wemyss ware. The John & Elizabeth Wait Collection of over 300 domestic, novelty and craft teapots are displayed together with tea ephemera in a series of cabinets and period room settings dating from 1800.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Maritime, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Transporter Bridge archive
  • Chartist collection
  • Caerwent Roman collection
  • J.M.W.Turner
  • Sir Stanley Spencer
  • L.S.Lowry
  • Sir William Russell Flint
  • Dame Laura Knight
  • Peter Blake
  • Stephen Conroy
  • Sir Frank Brangwyn
  • Sir Kyffin Williams
  • Ceri Richards
  • Thomas Rathmell
  • Stanley Lewis, Ernest Zobole, Harry Holland and Peter Prendergast.
  • Wemyss ware
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Medieval Newport and its Ship

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

A hands - on workshop for KS2 and 3
This workshop aims to introduce pupils to life in the medieval period and the medieval ship that was discovered on the banks of the River Usk in Newport.
Pupils will be able to enjoy the new museum gallery and take part in hands - on activities that will help them to:
-Understand the term "medieval" through completing two larfe floor based time lines
- find out more about medieval life through playing a "crow's - nest and sea sea - serpent" puzzle
- make a link with the people of the medieval period through handling both real and replica objects from the time
- explore the lives of medieval people
- find out more about everyday medieval life through cost

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Gail Sutton or Annette Wells on 01633 656656

Archaeology is Rubbish

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

Workshop for KS2
This popular workshop aims to introduce archaeology to pupils using themes such as buriel and decay, the discovery of artefacts, reconstruction and object interpretation. Children find out how artefacts get burried and together we excavate a dustbin.
There are hands - on activities which investigate sorting and reconstructing artefacts. The session ends with a quiz in the museum and an opportunity to explore the archaeology on display.
Dates: Summer Term
Time: 10am - 11:30am or 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cost: £30 per session (35 pupils max)

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Annette Wells or Gail Sutton on 01633 656656

Art Detectives

Pupils will become detectives as they investigate the Art Gallery and the kind of things they might find there. With a "Clue Bag" to help them, pupils explore artworks through objects and words.
This session has been designed for pupils and their teachers who may be visiting the art gallery for the first time.
These workshops are available to book throughout the first half of each term. 10am - 11:15am or 1:15pm - 2:30pm. £30 per session.

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Gail Sutton or Annette Wells on 01633 656656

Granny's Washday

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

A hands - on workshop for Reception and KS1
Find out how Granny washed and dried her clothes before the automatic washing machine, tumber drier and electric iron
Wash clothes using a scrubbing board, fairy soap and washing dolly
Squeeze water out with a mangle
Hang clothes on a washing line using wooden dolly pegs
Try ironing with a flat iron and box iron
These workshops are available to book throughout the first half of the term.
£30 per class (maximum 35 pupils)
10am - 11:30am or 1pm - 2:30pm

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Gail Sutton or Annette Wells on 01633 656656

"Holidays to the Homeland" touring exhibition

http://www.newport.gov.uk/communitymemories

This exhibition is constructed from a series of life story interviews with individuals who have visited their homeland. It features photographs and transcripts from the interviews in English, Welsh and Urdu. The exhibition is mounted on free standing display boards and is available for hire free of charge to local schools. Representative from the school must come and collect.

Creator

  • Community Memories Project Officer

How to obtain

If you would like to borrow the exhibition or require further information then please contact Emma Lewis on 01633 656656

Houses and Homes @ Tredegar House

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

Find out about this special house and some of the people who have lived here over the years:
-comapre and contrast the size and numbers of the rooms with today's homes
- explore the Side Hall, Dining Room, Passages, the Great Kitchen, the Scullery and the Meat Larder - how many of these rooms do we have in our homes today
- Visit the Housekeeper's Room and sit and enjoy a story about another special home
-move through to the New Hall and walk up the Grand Staircase - find out how many staircases this house has
- explore the King's room, the King's dressing room and the Lobby and while here take time to sketch some of the unusual furnishings.
Available to book every Thursday term time betwe

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Tredegar House on 01633 815880

"Living in Newport"

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

This free workshop has been designed around many National Curriculum subjects and schemes of work. It will encourage children to explore their surroundings focussing on the multi - cultural population and diversity of Newport. We concentrate on the stories of people in the community who have moved to Newport from other countries for different reasons.
Pupils will learn using oral histories, objects, maps, newspapers, costumes and photographs.
Some of the themes that we cover include; language, culutres, religion, food. clothing and travel.
Outreach - max 30 pupils, KS1 & 2. Available for single 1 hour sessions or we can do three sessions in one day.

Creator

  • Community Memories Project

How to obtain

Contact Community Memories Project Officer on 01633 656656 or email: emma.lewis@newport.gov.uk

Multi - cultural Loans Material

http://www.newport.gov.uk/commmunitymemories

The Community Memories Project has collected a number of objects from different communities and cultures across Newport. We have traditional cultural costumes from countries including India, Pakistan, Africa and the Middle East suitable for children, religious artefact packages, books and music. All of the items are available to hire free of charge to local schools.

Creator

  • Community Memories Project

How to obtain

For further information please contact Emma Lewis on 01633 656656

Oral History

http://www.newport.gov.uk/communitymemories

A number of life story interviews have been conducted with people who have moved to Newport in recent years from countries such as Iran, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Extracts from these interviews are available on CD with accompanying exercises designed to encourage discussion amongst pupils.
The CD's are available free of charge to schools within the local area

Creator

  • Community Memories Project

How to obtain

Please contact Emma Lewis on 01633 656656 for further information

Stuarts @ Tredegar House

Visit the Stuart rooms at Tredegar House and discover how the family lived, then learn how the family entertained with a lesson in Stuart dance and etiquette.
Sessions last for 2 hours. One hour will be spent discovering the Stuart part of the house: One hour will be spent learning a Stuart dance.
We can accomodate up to 2 classes per session.
Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm
£120 per session

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Tredegar House on 01633 815880

Teapots

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

Workshop suitable for KS1 and KS2
Newport Museum and Art Gallery has a collection of over 400 teapots and most of them are on display. This workshop will encourage pupils to explore the many different styles and designs of teapots and along the way will discover:
why tea was so expensive
what the Great Tea race was all about
where tea comes from
All pupils will explore through looking, discussing and observational drawing.
These workshops are available to book throughout the second half of each term. £30 per class 10am - 11:30am or 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Annette Wells or Gail Sutton on 01633 656656

The Romans at Home

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

-Find out what Roman ate
-Try on Roman togas and tunics
-Play Roman games
-Make your own Roman ink and practice your handwriting
-Experiment with Roman makeup and hairdressing
-Explore the real 2000 year old Roman artefacts on display
These workshops are avaliable to book throughout the second half of each term
Group size: Max 35 pupils.
£30 per class
10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm

Creator

  • Creative Learning

How to obtain

Contact Annette Wells or Gail Sutton on 01633 656656

Toys From the Past

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

An interactive workshop in your school - suitable for KS1
Children will look at and explore some of the toys and games that children played with 100 years ago, led by our experienced facilitator.
Each workshop usually lasts 1 hour.
£150 per day (three sessions) or £50 per session. 1 class per session only

Creator

  • Creative Learning

Victorian Workshops

http://www.newport.gov.uk/museum

Step back in time to 1895 where Mr. Smith the Butler and Mrs Williams the Housekeeper, Head Servants to Lord Tredegar, are looking to recruit new servants to the House. Pupils will join the staff to see how they measure up as potential servants.
Dressed in reproduction costume, "servants" will explore the grand rooms above stairs with the Butler and the busy rooms below stairs with the housekeeper.
- imagine what life was like at Tredegar House in Victorian times
- find out what the servants did
- discover the bells passage and how the bell system worked
- explore the large kitchen and sculleries and find out why they were painted blue.
Every Monday and Tuesday throughout each term. 10a

Creator

  • Creative Learning
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