AN exhibition of world-renowned artworks will be opened by the Minister for Culture and Sport at Chepstow Museum.

John Griffiths AM, will officially open the exhibition on Monday which features paintings by JMW Turner, Samuel Palmer, Thomas Gainsborough, Edward Dayes, Thomas Girtin and Francis Towne. Manuscripts relating to world renowned works about Tintern and the Wye also feature, including letters and notes about the composition of Wordsworth’s famous poem, William Gilpin’s manuscript for his Guide to the Wye that first laid out rules for the Picturesque and a 13th century Tintern Bible.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Sites of Inspiration’ is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government’s Sharing Treasures scheme which enables local museums to display objects from national institutions.

Cllr Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for Innovation, Enterprise and Leisure said: “We’re very grateful to be able to exhibit these works in the area that inspired them thanks to the Sharing Treasures grant scheme. .”

Admission is free for the exhibition which runs until September 28.