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Hearts of slate

Hearts of stone to celebrate special days for lovers

 With two very romantic days on the horizon - St Dwynwen's Day (25 January) and St Valentine's Day (14 February ) why not make a visit to the National Slate Museum to get an unique gift for your loved one - a handcrafted slate heart?

The slate hearts are unique to the Museum and are made by our demonstrating quarrymen, as Marketing Officer Julie Williams explained:

"Our Quarrymen have been making the slate hearts for a few years now and they are always very popular with visitors as special gifts. They are very versatile and can be used as mini cards, gift tags or even wedding favours. The new larger size available ( 5") can be used as coasters or wall plaques."

And for anyone calling in on St Dwynwen's day itself - 25 January - there will be a free heart-shaped chocolate and a chance to make a romantic card for their loved one and create a mini scrapbook based around the story of St Dwynwen!

For more information contact the museum on (01286) 870630 or visit the museum website on

Entry to all Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales sites is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales is the new name for the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, which operates seven museums across Wales - National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, National Wool Museum, National Slate Museum and the National Waterfront Museum.

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For more press information and photographs please contact Julie Williams on (01286) 873707 or email: Photographs are available from the National Slate Museum.