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Bring Gulbenkian Prize to Swansea says National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum is the latest of the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales family to encourage visitors to support the National Waterfront Museum’s bid in this year’s Gulbenkian Prize. The museum, located in the village of Dre-fach Felindre, is one of three museums which tell the story of specific industries, with the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, telling the general story of industry in Wales since the Industrial Revolution.

Museum Curator, Sally Moss says:

“We are delighted that the National Waterfront Museum has already reached the top ten in this prestigious competition. It reflects well not only on that museum but also on Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’s other industrial museums.

“We support the museum’s bid in the Gulbenkian and urge anyone who has enjoyed their experience at the National Wool Museum to show their support for Swansea over the next few days.”

The final shortlist for this year’s Gulbenkian Prize will be released on 12 April, and the winning museum will receive the accolade of 2006 Museum of the Year at a special ceremony in London during May.

Both the National Wool Museum and the National Waterfront Museum are part of the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales family, responsible for seven national museums across Wales. The others are National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon – winner of the 2005 Gulbenkian Prize, the National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon.

Entry to all the museums is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.

For more details on Swansea’s bid in this year’s Gulbenkian Prize, click here.

Notes to Editors

For more information, contact Gwenllïan Carr, Head of Press and Public Relations, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, 07974 205 849..