The Voyage of Richard the Palmer: A Lunchtime Lecture

On Thursday 26th January at 12.00 midday, Terry John will be launching the first in a series of lunchtime lectures. Following the talk, vegetarian soup will be served.

A memorial stone on St Thomas’ church, Haverfordwest commemorates Richard the Palmer, who made a long and arduous pilgrimage to medieval Jerusalem. This talk retraces that journey.

£9.50 per person, including lunch.

Hon: A Book Launch Celebrating Ten Female Artists in Wales

Narberth Launch of HON: A book celebrating ten female artists in Wales edited by Christine Kinsey and produced by Ali Anwar of H’Mm in their 10th anniversary.

On November 12th at 12 noon, Lynne Crompton, curator of 20 + years at Oriel Q Gallery will be introducing some of the artists featured. Catrin Webster and Sarah Rhys will talk about their work and involvement in this book.

Entry is free, but spaces are limited. Reserve yours here.

Way of the Witch

As Halloween draws near, join us for a cackle in the coven in celebration of all things witchy!
There will be insights into Welsh witches from history, an exploration of ‘How to Release your Inner Witch with writer and psychologist Philippa Davies and spells cast in the form of poetry with Narberth Museum Poetry Group.
The audience will be welcome to share seasonal stories or anecdotes in this relaxed and welcoming evening.
27th Oct | 7.30pm | £5

Diamond Crime at Chapter One

Saturday 15th October 2022

Authors from the new Welsh crime publisher, Diamond Crime, will be visiting Chapter One the Bookshop at Narberth Museum.

11am to 12pm Creating Characters a workshop with Jacqueline Harrett author of The Nesting Place

Having a credible character is the first step in the journey to engage readers. How do you develop a character who lives off the page?
In this workshop we will explore ways to breathe life into your descriptions from physical description to developing backstory and motivation.
An enjoyable morning activity for both emerging and experienced writers. Fun and laughter guaranteed along the way.

This is a free event but spaces are limited so please book your place here.

2.30pm to 3.30pm Diamond Crime Authors in conversation

Jacqueline Harrett, Thorne Moore, Phil Rowland and Gwyneth Steddy will be in conversation with author Judith Barrow.  There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A with the audience.


You can find out more about the Diamond Crime authors here.

Tickets are £5 redeemable against the purchase of any Diamond Crime book (£8.99 or £9.99 each).


4pm to 5pm Quiz

Test your knowledge of literary crimes with this fun quiz to end the day.


Diamond Crime was founded by crime writers Steve Timmins, Jeff Dowson and Phil Rowlands. They were all published authors looking for a new home for their books, but finding the tortuous and ego-denting experience wearing, they decided there had to be another way of doing this, a different way. So, after months of research into the world of small indie publishing and knowing what they and other writers, they were sure, wanted from a publisher – trust, care, support, creative collaboration as well a platform for their books – they decided to take the plunge, and so Diamond Books and its first imprint, Diamond Crime, was launched in May 2021. Now it has eight authors with another couple in the pipeline, fourteen books published and ten more on the way. Their plan is to grow organically, not just go for numbers. They want to spend time with their authors so that their books are the best they can be. They are a platform for new and established voices and an opportunity for those talented writers out there, who can’t get their books published or even read.


Life in a Medieval Village a course by Terry John

This September Terry John will be running a series of 3 weekly classes beginning on Wednesday 6th September (2-4pm).

This course explores the daily life of the people of a medieval village, with particular reference to two Pembrokeshire communities, Lamphey and Llawhaden. What were the laws and traditions governing the community?  What was expected of the women of the village? What were the duties of the steward, the hayward, the warriner or the priest? And how much influence did the lord of the manor wield?

£25 for the whole course per person

Two Welsh Missionaries and the Female Caligula: A Talk by Terry John

This talk will explore the stories of David Jones and David Griffiths.

Both men were born in West Wales during the late 18 th century and served as missionaries in Madagascar in the earlydecades of the 19 th century. There,   they translated the Bible and other religious works into the
Malagasy language  against the threatening presence ofQueen Ranavalona I of Madagascar and her persecution of Christians.

18th August | 7.30pm | £5


John Taylor’s Journey Through Wales: A Talk by Terry John

John Taylor was a 17th century writer and traveller who made a number of eccentric and adventurous journeys around Britain, including one to Wales during which he visited Pembrokeshire. He wrote an account of this journey in prose and verse and it was published in 1652 under the title “A Short Relation of a Long Journey, made round or ovall by encompassing the principalitie of Wales”. Another of his journeys was along the Thames in a boat made of brown paper, with oars made of dried fish tied to canes, kept afloat by inflated bullocks’ bladders. He must have been a real character!

On 14th July at 7.30, Terry john will be sharing tales of John Taylor’s journey through Wales.. Refreshments will also be available:


Nathaniel Phillips and the Shadow of Slavery: A Talk by Terry John

During his lifetime Pembrokeshire Landowner Nathaniel Phillips amassed a fortune large enough to buy Slebech and another estate in England. However, he was a slave owner whose wealth came at the expense and exploitation of other humans.

This talk explores and exposes attitudes and injustices hidden in Pembrokeshire’s history.

7.30pm 9th June | In-person  | £5

Pembrokeshire Local Ferries and Ferrypeople: A Talk by Keith Johnson

On Friday 8th April at 7.30pm, Keith Johnson will be giving a talk on historic local ferries, their routes and the people who worked and travelled on them  (including the renowned Llangwm fisherwomen).

Tickets are £5.00 and there is the option to watch from home if you prefer: