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New Pop-up Museum about cycling in National Museum Cardiff

Pedal Power and Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales have teamed up to create a special museum about cycling which will pop up this weekend on Sunday, 29 March from 10:00-17:00, at National Museum Cardiff.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see a Penny Farthing from the Museum’s collection and two of the special bikes Pedal Power hire out to disabled children and adults in order for them to exercise and enjoy riding on the Taff Trail or in the surrounding beautiful parkland of the city.

Many photographs, stories and other emotional objects on the theme "My Cycling Story" have already been collected from successful pop-up museum sessions in the Pedal Power café and will be also displayed on this occasion.

To encourage public participation, visitors who have interesting stories to tell about cycling will be encouraged to bring their contributions along with them on the day or drop them to Pedal Power headquarters located in the Pontcanna district of Cardiff, where it will also be well looked after.

Items could range from medals, bells or tee-shirts – who knows!

Pedal Power are one of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales’ key community partners in the Paul Hamlyn funded Our Museum project, which aims to diversify the volunteer base at St Fagans: National History Museum.

Sian Donovan, Deputy Director of Pedal Power said: “Getting people talking and sharing their stories has been the most important part for us.

“We aim to remove any barriers to cycling, and feeling welcomed and included adds to the positive experience of Pedal Power – it's been great fun!

“It is really exciting to be in such an iconic cultural space in our capital city. First we brought the Museum to Pedal Power and now we're bringing Pedal Power to the Museum! We hope it will raise awareness of both aspects of the partnership and lead on to more original and stimulating ideas.”

Owain Rhys, Community Engagement and Participation Manager at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales said: “We are proud of our work supporting local and national community groups, and we’re committed to including them in all aspects of our work going forward.

“The objects, photos and stories on display capture the real people Pedal Power works with, and highlights the benefits of cycling to health and well-being.”


Entry to the Museum is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Government. 

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales operates seven museums across Wales National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Drefach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.  


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  • Pedal Power is a unique cycling charity, based in Cardiff, which aims to enable everyone to enjoy the benefits of cycling. To that end, in addition to its general bike hire, it also has a wide variety of bikes, trikes and accessories helping disabled children and adults to exercise and enjoy the beautiful parkland at Pontcanna.

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