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School’s out for a week but there’s plenty of events, activities and exhibitions on at National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans National History Museum to keep the kids happy this half term 22-28 February whatever your interest, from art and crafts, archaeology, gardening to natural history – and admission is FREE!

Half term week is the last chance to see Wales’s prehistoric, Bronze Age and medieval treasures in their current form at National Museum Cardiff, before part of the collection is redisplayed at St Fagans National History Museum. Visit Origins: In Search of Early Wales at National Museum Cardiff before Monday, 3 March 2014 to see your favourite archaeological objects. 


Join in the I Love Archaeology workshops where you’ll find out more about some of the collections and contribute to a piece of collaborative art. (22–28 Feb, 11am-4pm)


Discover more about Alfred Wallace the forgotten evolutionist in our brilliant natural history exhibition. Find out about the Victorian naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace in our family-friendly workshop Where’s Wallace? (22–28 Feb, 11am, 1pm & 3pm)


Sir Peter Blake presents his illustrations of Under Milk Wood at National Museum Cardiff. This major body of work is the culmination of a 25-year project and includes portraits, collages and illustrations from the fictional town of Llareggub. Take part in the Illustration Workshop where you will work with an artist to illustrate familiar words using collage and drawing techniques. (25–28 Feb, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm).

St Fagans National History Museum has a jam-packed programme of family-friendly activities that will entertain kids of all ages.  The Museum’s famous Art Cart will be wheeled out every day during the holiday with facilitated sessions examining the natural world (24–28 February 2014, 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm).


At St Fagans, find out how people cooked food, kept warm and built houses in the past in special Sustainability Workshops (25 – 28 Feb, 11am, 1pm & 3pm). And where better to end the school holidays than St Fagans by Celebrating St David’s Day on March 1st with folk dancing, traditional baking, giant daffodils and a complimentary Welsh cake.


Entry to both Museums is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Government.