Displays
lithographic print of women welding
14 September 2018 - 02 January 2019
Efforts and Ideals
The most ambitious artistic project of the First World War - featuring lithographic prints by some of the foremost artists of the early 20th century. Open 11am - 4pm daily [except for Wednesdays] ...
 
book cover of The Magic Lamp by Ben Okri
21 May - 03 September 2018
The Magic Lamp
An exhibition of art by Rosemary Clunie inspired by the work of poet and novelist Ben Okri. More details here...
 
Womens Exhibition
21 July 2017 - 06 May 2018
Monmouthshire Women Making Change
A collaborative exhibition curated by volunteers and community groups looking at the impact Women in Monmouthshire have made on the local area and the world. Generously funded by the Nevill Estate, The Hartsheath Trust and Gabb and Co....
 
poster for coal tree salt sea
24 January - 01 March 2017
Coal Tree Salt Sea
Coal Tree Salt Sea is a project that started as an artist residency in partnership with the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru in 2015. As well as a significant body of Sarah's own work, the exhibition includes several works by Josef Herman....
 
Poster for SM
17 October 2016 - 07 January 2017
Writing for Eternity
Writing for Eternity Decoding Ancient Egypt...
 
Places of inspiration
25 October 2014 - 10 January 2015
Places of inspiration
The work in this show was inspired by our recent Sites of Inspiration exhibition which featured the art and archaeology of Llanthony Priory. As part of the exhibition funding was received to support a number of community projects....
 
Sites of Inspiration Poster
13 July - 12 October 2014
Sites of Inspiration
EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 12 FOR WELSH MUSEUMS FESTIVAL www.welshmuseums.co.uk An exhibition featuring works by world famous artists including JMW Turner, David Jones and John Piper. Please see our events page for details of associated events....
 
26 April - 18 May 2014
Horse Power
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Opulence
03 April - 27 May 2012
Bird Feathers: Opulence and Elegance
An exhibition featuring objects made by residents at Penpergwm House and pupils at Llanfair Kilgeddin and Llanover Schools. Inspired by a 35,000 year old swan bone flute from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales....
 
Resistance
16 September 2011 - 25 February 2012
The British Resistance in Wales
This exhibition tells the story of Britains secret resistance movement during World War II. It is inspired by the novel 'Resistance' by Owen Sheers. It will be released as a film on 25th November 2011....
 
A History of Welsh Pirates
16 May - 11 September 2011
Behold the Crew of Cymry - A History of Welsh Pirates
The story of pirates is the current exhibition at Abergavenny Museum. Find out more about the fascinating tale of some of Wales' most colourful characters....
 
Weddings
08 January - 08 May 2011
Old, New, Borrowed, Blue
Weddings and Christenings Our new exhibition, to features 18th and 19th century costume from the museum collections and more modern dresses loaned by local businesses....Find out more......
 
abergavenny sheep dogs
04 September 2010 - 03 January 2011
Coming Home by Walter Waygood, Documentary Photographer
Saturday 4th September - Monday 3rd January 2011....
 
fifties sixties
15 May - 29 August 2010
Fun Fifties, Swinging Sixties : Being Young in Abergavenny
The latest exhibition at Abergavenny Museum looks at youth culture in Abergavenny during the 1950s and 1960s. ...
 
Dinosaurs
16 January - 09 May 2010
Dinosaurs in your garden
Dinosaurs in your Garden - a touring exhibition by Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, will open at Abergavenny Museum on Saturday 16 January until Sunday 9th May 2010. ...
 
Now and Then
10 October 2009 - 10 January 2010
Now and Then
10th October - 10 January 2010 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abergavenny Museum opening we are showing an exhibition of work by nine local artists and craftspeople. ...
 
poster image
27 June - 27 September 2009
A World Untouched
Eric Gill, David Jones and Edgar Holloway at Capel y ffin. See events for details of a day school....
 
Nat Lib costume
25 January - 07 June 2009
Traditional Welsh Costume
Welsh Costume - the truth behind the myth. A touring exhibition by the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and Ceredigion Museum....
 
miners
15 November 2008 - 18 January 2009
Artists in Wales
C20th artists including George Chapman, Josef Herman, Valerie Ganz, David Lloyd, John Petts, Will Roberts and Evan Walters. An exhibition of paintings from the collections of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Brecon Museum, Swansea University and from p...
 
Kings Arms
07 July - 14 September 2008
Agnes Beverley Burton 1892 - 1967
Agnes Beverley Burton was one of the founder members of the Abergavenny art group in 1937. This exhibition has paintings of local scenes from the 1950's and 60's. Some of the paintings show old Abergavenny before some of the town was destroyed between 195...
 
Old Iron Work
21 March - 01 June 2008
Nine Places in Monmouthshire
An exhibition of artwork by Bernard O' Higgins....
 
01 February 2007 - 02 March 2008
Sharing the Treasures
From February 2007 we will be carrying out work to the Main Gallery of the Museum. ...
 
Father Ignatius
13 June - 28 November 2006
Father Ignatius
This exhibition will continue throughout part of November. Find out more about Father Ignatius, a self styled Anglican monk who set up a monastery in the Llanthony Valley....
 
Bluebell Wood
11 April - 08 June 2006
Bluebells and Beechwood
Bluebells and Beech Wood From 11 April 2006 Welsh landscape photographs by Frances Baines and fine turned wood by Keith Fenton. ...
 
Phoenix Brewery label
09 March - 05 April 2006
'Something's Brewing in Abergavenny'
Find out about the pubs and breweries of Abergavenny and their historical beginnings...
 
Poster advertising 'Life in Roman Abergavenny' display
20 March - 11 September 2005
Roman Abergavenny
The exhibition looked at the archaeological evidence that has been uncovered for the Roman town of Gobannium and explored the life of those who may have lived in Roman Abergavenny...
 
Interior of St Mary's Priory
17 September 2004 - 05 March 2005
St Mary's Priory
This exhibition looked at the history of St Mary's Church, Abergavenny. This exhibition was curated by Matthew McConnel, a postgraduate student from the USA who did an internship ...
 
Detail of poster for 'Abergavenny and its theatres' exhibition
24 April - 12 September 2004
Abergavenny and its Theatres
This exhibition looked at theatre in medieval times when shows were put on to raise money for St Mary's Church and the fascinating history of the many amateur groups in the area...
 
Butchers, Bakers, and Candlestick Makers: Trade and Industry in Abergavenny
06 December 2003 - 18 April 2004
Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick Makers: Trade and Industry in Abergavenny
In this exhibition we looked at some of our best-loved nursery rhymes and made connections with our collections...
 
Caricature of Gerald Scarfe
04 October - 15 November 2003
Gerald Scarfe
This exhibition was a break from our normal exhibitions. To coincide with an evening with Gerald Scarfe at the Borough Theatre we displayed a selection of his prints...
 
Painting of Abergavenny Castle
12 April - 21 September 2003
Abergavenny Castle
In Spring 2003 visitors could find out more about Abergavenny Castle. This exhibition charted its earliest beginnings as a wooden castle, through the famous Christmas Day Massacre...
 
Detail of stall at Aberganney Market
21 September 2002 - 23 March 2003
Abergavenny and its markets
In September 2002 the castle grounds were used for the first time by the Abergavenny Food Festival. To coincide with this we put together an exhibition about Markets from Roman Times...
 
Close up of Lady Llanover's face
21 March - 01 September 2002
Lady Llanover
In Spring 2002 Abergavenny Museum and Gwent Record Office produced an exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Augusta Hall, Lady Llanover...