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Big Pit remembers — 25 years on

6 March 2009

Throughout the spring this year, Big Pit: National Coal Museum will be hosting a season of events and exhibitions marking the 25th anniversary of the Miners' Strike, which changed the industrial landscape of Wales forever.

Major Impressionist inspired by Wales

5 March 2009

New art exhibition at National Museum Cardiff presents Alfred Sisley in Wales

New trees take root in the UK and Ireland

18 February 2009

14 special species and hybrids of trees discovered by UK botanists


With Love from Rome

12 February 2009

Valentine's Day (14 February) is nowadays deemed one of the most romantic days of the year - a time when partners will share their love for one another or even make a lifelong commitment by getting married. But for the Romans, February was considered an unsuitable month for this romantic act. Mark Lewis, Curator at the National Roman Legion Museum explores whether their beliefs had an impact on the Romans as lovers:

Darwin did Wales so Wales does Darwin

12 February 2009

New exhibition at National Museum Cardiff marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth

Sounds a First

3 February 2009

Premiere performance of Neanderthal by Simon Thorne at National Museum Cardiff