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Take yourself on a great adventure to Wales’s heritage sites

21 March 2016

For those looking for an adventurous weekend look no further than some of Wales’s most iconic heritage sites, which will be hosting a series of events as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend (Saturday, 2 April and Sunday, 3 April).

 

Cadw, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, The National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales have come together to host a number of heritage events at sites across the country as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend, in celebration of Visit Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure.  

 

From archery, dinosaur exhibitions and picnics to music events, story-telling and knights and princess trails, there’s an adventure to be had for anyone who dares!

 

Cadw’s role in the Great Adventure Weekend comes as part of its Historic Adventures campaign, which aims to ignite people’s interest in Welsh history and encourage people to have their own historic adventure.  

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “It’s great to see Wales’s key heritage organisations working in partnership to bring visitors this Great Adventure Weekend. With so many different events happening at sites across the country, there is ample opportunity for visitors to have their own heritage adventures during Wales’s Year of Adventure.”

The Great Adventure Weekend is just the start.  Families can continue their adventure trail all through the summer with an all-new list of 24 truly ‘epic’ heritage adventure experiences, including stargazing amongst the ruins of Wales’s best preserved Abbey, seeing Indiana Jones’s hat, whip and jacket up close, creating a Lego castle, traveling 300ft underground into Wales’s mines or even joining a big medieval sleep over in one of Wales’s most iconic castles.

 

Ken Skates continues: “Visitors can continue exploring Wales’s history throughout the summer by accessing the new list of heritage adventures online. I urge everyone to unleash their adventurous side and take part in this exciting programme of events to find out more about Wales’s remarkable history.”

Take yourself on a great adventure to Wales’s heritage sites

21 March 2016

For those looking for an adventurous weekend look no further than some of Wales’s most iconic heritage sites, which will be hosting a series of events as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend (Saturday, 2 April and Sunday, 3 April).

 

Cadw, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, The National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales have come together to host a number of heritage events at sites across the country as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend, in celebration of Visit Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure.  

 

From archery, dinosaur exhibitions and picnics to music events, story-telling and knights and princess trails, there’s an adventure to be had for anyone who dares!

 

Cadw’s role in the Great Adventure Weekend comes as part of its Historic Adventures campaign, which aims to ignite people’s interest in Welsh history and encourage people to have their own historic adventure.  

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “It’s great to see Wales’s key heritage organisations working in partnership to bring visitors this Great Adventure Weekend. With so many different events happening at sites across the country, there is ample opportunity for visitors to have their own heritage adventures during Wales’s Year of Adventure.”

The Great Adventure Weekend is just the start.  Families can continue their adventure trail all through the summer with an all-new list of 24 truly ‘epic’ heritage adventure experiences, including stargazing amongst the ruins of Wales’s best preserved Abbey, seeing Indiana Jones’s hat, whip and jacket up close, creating a Lego castle, traveling 300ft underground into Wales’s mines or even joining a big medieval sleep over in one of Wales’s most iconic castles.

 

Ken Skates continues: “Visitors can continue exploring Wales’s history throughout the summer by accessing the new list of heritage adventures online. I urge everyone to unleash their adventurous side and take part in this exciting programme of events to find out more about Wales’s remarkable history.”

Second community museum set to open doors in Penderry

17 March 2016

The National Waterfont Museum in Swansea is once again helping local community groups create their very own museum.

Located in Penlan Community Centre, the brand new museum will officially open to the public this Friday, 18 March with an open day to celebrate the occasion.

Waterfront shows commitment to accessibility by celebrating Disabled Access Day

14 March 2016

The National Waterfront Museum recently (Saturday 12 March) took part in Disabled Access Day.

Disabled Access Day is a national event that encourages disabled people to visit somewhere with friends and/or family that they have never been before, whether that is a coffee shop, cinema, sports centre or museum.

Cardiff Professor appointed as National Museum’s Head of Research

4 March 2016

Cardiff University's Professor Bella Dicks has been appointed as Head of Research for Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. 

Fun times in store at the National Wool Museum

29 February 2016

It’s all about family fun this weekend (Saturday 5 March) at the National Wool Museum in Dre-Fach Felindre.

From 10am-3pm, the Museum will open its doors to welcome a day filled with crafts, storytelling, balloon modelling, games and dancing.