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Waterfront welcomes BBC’s The Call Centre star Nev Wilshire

24 April 2014

The National Waterfront Museum is delighted to welcome Swansea-born Nev Wilshire, star of BBC‘s The Call Centre who will join us on Sunday 27 April at 2.30pm for a fascinating insight into his award-winning business success.

New study finds Britain crawling with extra slug species

17 April 2014

Slugs from France, Spain and Italy are invading Britain

A new study undertaken by scientists from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, published this week in the scientific journal PLOS One, shows that Britain is crawling with 20% more species of slugs than ever before. Most are already widespread, and may pose new threats to gardeners and agriculture.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales pilots a ‘world first’ iBeacon programme

15 April 2014

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) is the first national museum in the world to trial the Culture and Heritage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology (Apple iBeacon), in partnership with People’s Collection Wales and the Locly (app and platform). The programme is being trialled at one of Amgueddfa Cymru’s sites — the National Slate Museum in Llanberis — and will enable visitors to discover more about the collections on their mobile devices as they walk around the site.

National Waterfront Museum sows poppies to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

8 April 2014

National Waterfront Museum’s four year programme of events and exhibitions, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War kicked off on the weekend when children helped to sow poppy seeds to remember those who have fallen in all wars. For the rest of the commemoration period, the poppies will provide an annual reminder and a place to gather and reflect.

New exhibition sheds new light on life of forgotten Welsh Post-Impressionist artist J.D. Innes

7 April 2014

During his brief and tragic life, the Welsh artist James Dickson Innes (1887-1914) painted a unique vision of the Welsh landscape in an intensely colourful Post-Impressionist style. Marking the centenary of the his death, a new exhibition Landscapes by J.D. Innes: Beauty Most Wild at National Museum Cardiff, from 12 April to 20 July 2014, sheds new light on the work of this unjustly neglected artist. Generously supported by the Brecknock Art Trust, this is the first exhibition of Innes’s work in twenty-seven years.

Little Mice Club debuts at Waterfront

1 April 2014

Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum will launch a brand new bilingual monthly song and craft session for the under-fives in a push to widen its commitment to the Welsh language and further develop free activities for families.