The National Museum of Wales has now stepped into the controversy over plans to hold regular indoor food markets at Penarth’s Grade II listed Turner House Art Gallery.
The National Museum actually owns Turner House – and leases it to the photographic arts “charity” Ffotogallery for photographic exhibitions.
National Museum officials said they had no idea about the plans to hold the Food Market inside Turner House until yesterday and had not been consulted about it.
Turner House is currently closed .Yesterday the National Museum was attempting to contact both Ffotogallery and the organisers of the Food Fairs – due to begin in September this year .
The National Museum says Ffotogallery’s lease on Turner House expires in November and no decision has been made on any renewal.
Meanwhile Penarth Town councillor Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward) has raised the matter with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Planning Enforcement Department as “a potential departure from its permitted use “