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Join the Empire in Caerleon this August

26 August 2016

A Spectacular Roman time awaits you at Caerleon this August as the National Roman Legion Museum have organised a fantastic weekend of Roman re-enactment with Empire taking place in Caerleon Amphitheatre on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August, 11am-5pm. (Adults £5; Concessions £4 and Family ticket £15).

Museum benches provide boost for veteran volunteers

11 August 2016

A series of new benches have been installed by army veterans at St Fagans National History Museum as part of the redevelopment work on the site.

Bryn Eryr Iron Age Farmstead now open at St Fagans

27 July 2016

First building to be completed as part of the St Fagans National History Museum redevelopment project

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.

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