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Murder mystery night at National Museum Cardiff

Hundreds of people are gathered in the Main Hall to attend the unveiling of a new diamond exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. Excitement flows through the crowd that has gathered to view the largest and most beautiful diamond in the world. When suddenly, out of nowhere, a shrill cry rings out, silencing the muffled sound of the conversations:  a body has been found in the Museum. The museum is in lockdown, and the killer trapped inside.  It’s time to solve the Murder before the killer strikes again!  Can the museum scientists adapt their skills to find out where the victim went, whom he met and how he died?

Participants of this first Murder Mystery organised at National Museum Cardiff on the 19th of May from 6.30pm till 10pm - adults only - will be able to test their investigative skills during this evening of dark noir, intrigue and subterfuge.Tickets are £25 and include food and a drink. Advance booking essential. Visit or call (029) 2023 0130. A paid bar will be open all evening.

They will have the opportunity to explore the atmospheric natural history galleries after dark and work with real Museum scientists to analyse the clues and solve the mystery.

Katie Mortimer-Jones, Senior Curator Natural Sciences, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum said: “We are delighted to organise a Murder Mystery for the first time at National Museum Cardiff. We expect all detectives to enjoy a dramatic denouement and have a truly delightful evening at the Museum.

The Museum needs help to interrogate the suspects, search the galleries for clues, and discover the murderer.  Who will be the next Miss Marple or Sherlock or Sarah Lund or even Poirot to solve the clues across the galleries and crack the mystery? Come and join us”.


Amgueddfa Cymru operates seven national museums across Wales. These are National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Admission to all Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum sites is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Government.


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