What's On

Sir Thomas Phillips

by George Richmond RA

Sir Thomas Phillips (1801 - 1867) by George Richmond (1809 - 1896)

The restoration and cleaning of this drawing of Newport's former Mayor at the time of the 1839 Chartist uprising was facilitated by a donation from The Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

An early follower of William Blake, George Richmond went on to become one of Victorian Britain's pre-eminent portrait painters, today best known for his much reproduced drawing of Charlotte Bronte in the National Portrait Gallery.


Evening Talks and Excursions 2021 


Evening talks take place at 7.00pm on the second Tuesday in the month in the Newport Art Gallery,

John Frost Square, Newport NP20 1PA.  All talks and walks are free to Members, otherwise £2.00



The Re-display of the Pre-History Section of Newport Museum

Oliver Blackmore, Curator, Newport Museum and Art Gallery

The History of Stow Hill Baths

Ray Stroud, Former Head of History, Fairwater High School

INSTEAD - walks will continue for those interested subject to the COVID 19 regulations in place at the time

Tuesday February 16 : Public Art in Newport

Tuesday March 16 : A Tour around Beechwood Park

April (Date TBC) : The Historic Dock Project (Old Town Dock/Pill)

Places are limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis.  Please book by emailing david-osmond@hotmail.com

Other events and talks at the The Museum and Art Gallery can be found by going to their What's On page

The Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery were happy to support Newport's 2020 Art on the Hill virtual festival by discussing four works from the collection of Newport Museum and Art Gallery

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