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National Museum Wales celebrates the first 100 years

National Museum Wales continued its centenary celebrations today (Wednesday 8 August) through launching a brand new book which highlights the nation's collections.

‘National Museum Wales – celebrating the first 100 years’ was officially launched at 12pm at National Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales’ stand at the National Eisteddfod.

The book by ‘National Museum Wales Publishing,' combines historical photographs from the Museum's archives together with striking, modern images which tell the story of some of those who helped create the Museum over the last century.

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.

Entry to the museums is free of charge thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government and for more information please visit


For further information, please contact Sian James, Corporate Communications Officer,  Amgueddfa Cymru on 07812 801356 / 07920 027067.

Notes to Editors

Events at Amgueddfa Cymru and National Library of Wales stand:

Thursday 9 August

  • 11am - Talk on the Davies Sisters, Gregynog
  • 1pm - Gwyl Ffilm Fflics launch with the producer John Hefin and actress, Nia Roberts
  • 2:30pm - Lecture - Friends of the National Library of Wales

Friday 10 August

  • 2pm - Mererid Hopwood signs the Library's centenary book ‘In this Place'