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Learn how to save energy at Big Pit this Half Term

Visitors to Big Pit can learn how to save energy around the house and make their own heat-saving 'Wiggly Warmer' draught-guard to take home during half-term week.

Energy Saving Week gives visitors of all ages the chance to explore different types of energy in a series of experiments designed to inform about modern energy consumption.

To make your own 'Wiggly Warmer' draught guard, simply bring along a 1kg (2lb) bag of lentils or rice.

Activities take place 30 October-3 November, 11 am-4 pm.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales 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.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales celebrates its centenary in 2007. For more details go to the 07 pages on our website –

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