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Waterfront welcomes HRH The Duke of Gloucester

The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea will on Saturday 2 April, welcome a royal visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.

The visit forms part of the celebrations to mark the 70th Anniversary of the No 3 Welsh Wing Air Training Corps.

During the visit, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester will be joined by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for West Glamorgan D. Byron Lewis and The High Sheriff of West Glamorgan Rowland W. P. Jones and will be presented to the President of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, Paul Loveluck and Head of the National Waterfront Museum, Steph Mastoris. Distinguished guests will also be in attendance from the Air Training Corps, the City & County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Borough Council.

Celebrating outstanding visitor figures this year, the National Waterfront Museum is a result of a major multi-million pound investment between Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, the City & County of Swansea and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The award-winning building is now home to Wales’ industrial past and is a popular addition to Swansea’s cultural offering. It features a series of themed interactive galleries and a range of large and small objects from a replica of the world’s first steam locomotive to Dame Shirley Bassey’s Wellingtons!

Speaking about the visit, Head of the Museum, Steph Mastoris said: “We are delighted and honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to the Museum and host the Air Training Corps’ 70th anniversary celebrations.”

Notes to editors

Members of the media are welcome - please contact Marie Szymonski in advance on 01792 638970 if you plan to attend.

Admission to Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales sites is free thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.

Amgueddfa Cymru operates seven national museums across Wales.

National Museum Cardiff

St Fagans: National History Museum

National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

National Wool Museum, Dre-fach

National Slate Museum, Llanberis

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea