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The Horse at War at National Roman Legion Museum

26 June 2014

A piece of horse’s head armour discovered in Caerleon priory field in 2010 has inspired a new display at the National Roman Legion Museum looking at the role of the horse in Roman warfare. The display Equus – The Horse at War which opens at the Museum in Caerleon on Friday 27 June tells how horses were used by the Roman army and draws parallels to the First World War almost 2,000 years later. The display which will include a replica horse’ head and a special reconstruction of the horse’s head armour, the chamfron, will be on display to see at the museum from 27 June – 30 January 2015.

The extinct Dodo comes to Cardiff

20 June 2014

The extinct Dodo pops up at international conference

Prestigious natural history conference comes to Wales for the first time

Press statement relating to industrial action on 18 June 2014

18 June 2014

“Industrial action will cause some disruption at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites from 12 – 2pm today (Wednesday, 18 June 2014). However, four of the seven museums will remain open during this two hour period and we are doing our utmost to ensure normal services resume throughout the rest of the day. We would advise visitors to check our website for further information before travelling to any of the sites.

National Waterfront Museum Launches Hen Crafternoons

17 June 2014

In response to the current trend for all things vintage, Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum has launched a range of hen party packages using old-fashioned craft and jewellery making as a theme.

Minion-inspired evening is set to wow crowds

14 May 2014

Have you ever wanted to experience the museum at night after the lights dim and the doors close? Well, now is your chance!

On Friday 16 May from 6pm, the Museum will come alive with all things science including arts and crafts, wacky science demonstrations, a family trail plus a 3D movie (from 7.30pm).

New Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Treasurer and Trustees appointed

2 May 2014

John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport, and Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, have announced the appointments of a new Trustee and Treasurer-designate, and two further Trustees to the Museum’s Board.