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14 July 2004
If you're looking for fun things to do with the kids this summer then why not head for the Welsh Slate Museum Llanberis?

Move over Troy Boys, the Romans are back in town

12 July 2004
If you've had enough of Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and the ancient Greeks, then Caerleon's the place for you this summer, as the Romans show us why they're the real soldiers of the ancient world.


1 July 2004
Caerleon becomes the centre of the Roman world on 10/11 July, with the return of the Roman Legionary Museum's Military Spectacular.

There's no place like home... for 'Nora'!

30 June 2004
'Nora' the first steam locomotive to run the Pontypool & Blaenafon Railway has returned home to Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales after twenty-one years, and will go on display at the former working colliery. 'Nora', and other rolling stock that have been housed at the Pontypool & Blaenafon Railway and the Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans were moved to Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales during a major operation, taking a number of days.

New Museum Lighting Up Swansea Waterfront

24 June 2004
--This is a Welsh Assembly Government press release--

The construction of the flagship National Waterfront Museum in Swansea reached another milestone today when First Minister Rhodri Morgan and Culture Minister Alun Pugh switched on the building's power supply.

Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks - On Show in Wales

24 June 2004
National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
3 July - 19 September
Raphael's 'Madonna of the Pinks': The Virgin and Child in Renaissance Italy On tour from the National Gallery, London

Raphael's exquisite masterpiece Madonna of the Pinks will be on loan to the National Museum & Gallery this Summer giving the Welsh public the opportunity to see this recently acquired work as part of a UK-wide tour (3 July - 19 September).