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Chillax! St Fagans Food Festival returns...with new wellness area!

4 September 2017

Visitors to St Fagans Food Festival can take time out for some well needed relaxation at this year’s festival with a new wellness area on site. As well as tasting the finest Welsh foods and drinks in the unique open-air setting, visitors can enjoy yoga sessions, aromatherapy and find out more about nutrition in sessions in the new main entrance building. The food festival takes place at St Fagans National History Museum over the weekend of 9  & 10 September 2017, 10am-5pm and entry is free.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales appoints craftsman to create the Chair for the National Eisteddfod Cardiff 2018

29 August 2017

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has appointed a craftsman to create the Chair for the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. The Chair for the 2018 Eisteddfod is sponsored by St Fagans National Museum of History to celebrate the Museum’s 70th birthday. Chris Williams from Pentre, Rhondda, will have the honour of designing and building the Chair. Chris is a sculptor who works mainly with wood, and his work is inspired by both terrestrial and astronomical landscapes.

Telling the Story of Anglesey at the National Eisteddfod

3 August 2017

Once again visitors to the National Eisteddfod will be given the opportunity to visit  Y Lle Hanes (The History Place) - a space that celebrates the unique history and heritage of the Eisteddfod’s locality.


This year's Y Lle Hanes is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, the National Library of Wales, Cadw, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, People's Collection Wales, Oriel Môn and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

A new welcome for visitors at St Fagans National Museum of History this summer

14 July 2017

Improved main building and Gweithdy, a brand new building for craft and making, mark the latest stage of museum redevelopment project

Rare Richard Wilson portrait acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

7 July 2017

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has bought a significant eighteenth-century painting Portrait of a Lady (Miss Mary Jenkins?) by the ‘father of British landscape painting’, Richard Wilson, thanks to support from Art Fund. The museum already holds the largest collection of works by Richard Wilson in the UK, and this painting is a significant addition to the collection.

Sighting of a dinosaur at Big Pit!

4 July 2017

This morning (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), giant, razor sharp dinosaur claws, footprints and a dinosaur eye were spotted at Big Pit National Coal Museum. They are thought to be those of the missing dinosaur, which was on the loose around the centre of Cardiff last month but then made a home for itself at the Dinosaur Babies exhibition at National Museum Cardiff - another of Wales’ national museums.