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Lady Llanover’s triple harp, a Brynmawr armchair and a locomotive named after the Eisteddfod!

26 July 2016

Following the success of last year's The History Place, many of Wales’ national institutions and local history organisations have come together to create another one at this year’s National Eisteddfod.

 

Explore Wales’ heritage sites with Children’s Explorer Passport

26 July 2016

School holidays are upon us and following last year’s successful summer campaign, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, and the National Library of Wales have joined forces to offer an exciting children’s passport to explore the wonderful treasures of Wales, from museums, and castles to historic houses and gardens.

Railways posters showcase at the National Waterfront Museum

15 July 2016

The National Waterfront Museum is delighted to unveil a brand new summer exhibition showcasing some of the most attractive and popular railways posters from the late 19th century.

Titled Wales By Rail: Welsh Railway Holiday Posters, the colourful posters are displayed on a backdrop of mock-up, wooden train platforms compete with benches and luggage – to create a feeling of waiting for a train.

Thanks for Making History!

7 July 2016

Share your memories of Wales’s historic Euro 2016 journey

Two newly discovered silver casters complete the 18th century Bodelwyddan centrepiece

7 July 2016

For the last six years, the Williams Silver Centrepiece – better known as the Bodelwyddan Centrepiece – has been on display at Bodelwyddan Castle. Although a popular treasure at the north-east Wales based museum and historic house, Britain’s earliest surviving silver table centrepiece was missing two silver casters.

The Welsh dinosaur comes back to life

4 July 2016

An exciting new exhibit will be displayed in the Natural History galleries at National Museum Cardiff from Tuesday 5 July. A life-size reconstruction of the Welsh dinosaur Dracoraptor hangani can be seen perched on a rock alongside the museum’s other dinosaurs in the Evolution of Wales gallery.

Mametz Wood on stage at National Museum Cardiff

30 June 2016

2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood, one of the most significant and bloody battles fought by Welsh soldiers during the First World War and this July the battle will be brought to life on stage in Cardiff. Interact (Wales) in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales will stage their production ‘Mametz Wood’ in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 9 July (1pm, 3pm, 6pm) and  Sunday 10 July (1pm, 3pm). Entry is free. Suitable 8 years old and over.

Dispute over museum weekend working allowances resolved

24 June 2016

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) have reached an agreement on the future of Premium Payments – additional allowances paid to eligible museum staff who work weekends and bank holidays.

Get a Wriggle on! Over 100 different types of worms in National Museum Cardiff's new Worm exhibition WRIGGLE - opens on Saturday

16 June 2016

Explore the wonderful world of worms this summer at National Museum Cardiff at a new family friendly exhibition, Wriggle! which opens from Saturday 18 June until 30 September 2017, From fossils to fantasy, food to spectacular beauty, and the scary ones too, visitors can discover the mind-blowing diversity of worms from the museum’s own collections for free. On Saturday 18th June, visitors can expect a fun filled open day of activities, storytelling, crafts and a chance to meet some of the museum scientists with interesting specimens from behind the scenes.

Science and Solar Power marks Father’s Day at the Museum

15 June 2016

The National Waterfront Museum will be showcasing a mix of cars, buses and science this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

All About Wool - Made in Wales

10 June 2016

International youth film festival Cidwm Cymru:16 Wicked Wales:16 is joining forces with the National Wool Museum and Cambrian Mountain Wool CIC to launch a brand new competition to find talented designers who will be creating the festival film awards out of wool from Wales.

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