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John Cale's Dyddiau Du/Dark Days

13 August 2010

The first showing of John Cale’s Dyddiau Du/Dark Days in the UK and Wales.

Discover the craft of traditional rope making

10 August 2010

Ever wondered how traditional skipping ropes are made? Well now you can find out by popping into the National Waterfront Museum all this week (1-4pm until Friday 13 August).

Uncover the extraordinary story of Captain Scott

23 July 2010

On 15 June 1910, a large, excited and noisy Cardiff crowd cheered a heavily laden ship as she left Bute Dock. The Terra Nova was heading south - to Antarctica.

Fire & Water: the incredible journey now on display at the Waterfront

22 July 2010

The incredible story of two fire fighters who rowed 75 days 20 hours and 17 minutes across the mid Atlantic Ocean is now being told at the National Waterfront Museum.

Call Miss Robeson!

21 July 2010

Susan Robeson, the granddaughter of one of the first American civil rights activists, Paul Robeson, will be visiting Big Pit this Saturday (24 July) to talk about her grandfather’s relationship with Wales and introduce a special screening of the film ‘The Proud Valley’, set in a Welsh mining community.

Departing Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales reflects on the future of culture in Wales

14 July 2010

Michael Houlihan, the departing Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, tonight (14 July 2010) reflected on his time as head of the organization by delivering a lecture at National Museum Cardiff.

After seven years in this key role, Mr Houlihan will be leaving in the coming weeks to take up his new post as Chief Executive of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales announced earlier this week that David Anderson, Director of Learning and Interpretation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, has been appointed as his replacement.