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Telling the Story of Anglesey at the National Eisteddfod

3 August 2017

Once again visitors to the National Eisteddfod will be given the opportunity to visit  Y Lle Hanes (The History Place) - a space that celebrates the unique history and heritage of the Eisteddfod’s locality.

 

This year's Y Lle Hanes is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, the National Library of Wales, Cadw, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, People's Collection Wales, Oriel Môn and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

A new welcome for visitors at St Fagans National Museum of History this summer

14 July 2017

Improved main building and Gweithdy, a brand new building for craft and making, mark the latest stage of museum redevelopment project

Rare Richard Wilson portrait acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

7 July 2017

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has bought a significant eighteenth-century painting Portrait of a Lady (Miss Mary Jenkins?) by the ‘father of British landscape painting’, Richard Wilson, thanks to support from Art Fund. The museum already holds the largest collection of works by Richard Wilson in the UK, and this painting is a significant addition to the collection.

Sighting of a dinosaur at Big Pit!

4 July 2017

This morning (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), giant, razor sharp dinosaur claws, footprints and a dinosaur eye were spotted at Big Pit National Coal Museum. They are thought to be those of the missing dinosaur, which was on the loose around the centre of Cardiff last month but then made a home for itself at the Dinosaur Babies exhibition at National Museum Cardiff - another of Wales’ national museums.

Dinosaur claws its way out of National Museum Cardiff

30 June 2017

Giant, razor sharp dinosaur claws were spotted on top of National Museum Cardiff in the civic centre this morning (Friday, 30 June 2017). They are thought to be those of the missing dinosaur, which was on the loose around the centre of Cardiff last month but then made a home for itself at the Museum’s Dinosaur Babies exhibition.

Amgueddfa Cymru looking for designers for the National Eisteddfod 2018 Chair

27 June 2017

Following the official ceremony announcement that the National Eisteddfod will take place in Cardiff in 2018, we are already thinking towards the Chairing Ceremony. St Fagans National Museum of History celebrates its 70th birthday in 2018, and to help mark this the national institution has decided to sponsor the Chair. This week sees the beginning of the process of appointing a designer or maker to create the Chair.

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