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Lights, camera, action! New exhibition on 100 years of the BBC in Wales opens at National Museum Cardiff

8 December 2022

To mark the centenary of the BBC, a new exhibition at National Museum Cardiff, BBC 100 in Wales, will tell the story of BBC broadcasting in Wales. From the first broadcasts of the 1920s through to the digital age of the 2020s, the exhibition explores how Wales has contributed to the making of the BBC and how the BBC has impacted on life in Wales.

New fossils discovered in mid-Wales may be first species of their type in Europe

16 November 2022

Two new fossils discovered near Llandrindod Wells in mid-Wales (UK) may be the first of their kind to be found outside of North America. Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales researchers found the fossils in rocks which were laid down under the sea over 460 million years ago, a time when what is now mid-Wales was covered by an ocean. 

New exhibition at St Fagans celebrates Cymru’s football fans

15 November 2022

To celebrate Cymru qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, a new exhibition at St Fagans National Museum of History shines a spotlight on some of the people and communities of The Red Wall. 

Aberfan disaster marked in a new display at St Fagans

19 October 2022

A new collection of objects telling the story of the Aberfan disaster are now on display in the ‘Wales is’ gallery at St Fagans National Museum of History. 

Kings of the Underground

5 October 2022

Opening at the National Waterfront Museum on 5 October “Kings of the Underground” is a fascinating exhibition featuring surviving colliers and their relatives who were photographed using a process called photogrammetry, which converts two-dimensional images into three-dimensional portraits.
The results are unique 3D digital portraits along with stories in their own voices of the colliers and relatives.

Unique artworks have also been produced by young learners at primary schools and a youth groups, through workshops inspired by the stories of the colliers and families.


Celebrate Black History Wales at St Fagans

22 September 2022

Celebrations to launch Black History Wales will take place at St Fagans National Museum of History on Saturday 1 October 2022 11.15am-5pm.


Amgueddfa Cymru in partnership with Race Council Cymru mark the celebrations with a day of events on the theme of Young People, the Time is Now!