What's On

The museum is closed on this date.

Exhibitions

Last chance to see
National Slate Museum
25 May–31 December 2022

Events and Talks

Exhibition: The Fossil Swamp

18 May 2019 – 2 March 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Lily’s Fossil Footprint

Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Reframing Picton

1 August 2022 – 12 January 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Revealing Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Monsieur Jules Dejouy

17 January 2023 – 10 January 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Art 100

From 8 August 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Cuppa and a Paper

Wednesdays- fortnightly
12pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: New Collections: Go Home Polish

From 27 January 2024
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Event: STREIC! 1984-1985 STRIKE!

1 March 2024 – 1 March 2025
9.30am-4.30am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Petitioning for Peace

9 March–15 September 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Ours To Tell

16 March 2024 – 21 January 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Van Gogh Afternoon Tea

From 16 March 2024
12.00; 13.30; 15.00
Suitability: All
Cost: £23
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Exhibition: Art of the Selfie

16 March 2024 – 26 January 2025
10am-5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Pay What You Can
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Event: Clwb Crefft for Children

14 September
10am-12pm
Suitability: 8+
Cost: £
Booking: Essential
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Event: Story and Rhyme with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

19 September
1.30pm
Suitability: 0-5 years old
Cost: Free
Booking: Booking is essential. To register, e-mail nia@mgsg.cymru
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Exhibition: Wales is… talking about empire

From 4 May 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Visit The Vulcan Hotel

From 11 May 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Book your beer flight at The Vulcan

From 11 May 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: See below for details
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Event: Audio Described Tours at National Museum Cardiff

18 July & 12 September 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Essential
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Event: The Big Science Project: 3 Different Wonderful Workshops!

26 July, 9 & 23 August 2024
1pm-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Little Muddy Feet- Clwb Gwyllt with Ellie: 3 Wild Workshops!

6, 15 & 30 of August 2024
10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm
Suitability: AM: Under 5 Years & PM: 6+Years
Cost: £3 per child
Booking: Essential
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Event: CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

Every weekend and during the summer holidays
10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 3pm, 4.15pm
Suitability: Participants must be at least 110cm tall
Cost: £20
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Event: Traditional Fairground

To 2 September 2024
Suitability: Age 2-11
Cost: From £1
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Exhibition: The Valleys

25 May–3 November 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: LAYERS by Rhiannon Gwyn

26 May–1 November 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: ARTIFEX Become a Roman Craftmaster!

During local school holidays and weekends.
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Demonstrations

Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Course: Introduction to Blacksmithing - National Slate Museum

22 June, 14 September & 12 October 2024
10:00-3pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £150 | £125 concessions
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Exhibition: Making Waves – RNLI Cymru 200

22 June 2024 – 16 March 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Digital Event: Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees

21 March, 27 June, 26 September & 12 December 2024
10.30am - 1pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Please register your attendance by e-mailing Board@museumwales.ac.uk by 5pm of the Monday before the meeting.
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Event: Quiet Hour at the Museum

30 June, 21 July, 18 August & 22 September 2024
3-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Come to Sing!

2 July, 3 August & 7 September 2024
11am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Tech Tuesdays

2, 16 July, 3 & 17 September 2024
1 - 3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: St Fagans Castle Ghost Tours

Fully booked
11–27 July 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

Fully booked
12–26 July 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: Museum Little Mice

12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November & 13 December 2024
10.15am - 12.15pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: The Weaving Shed Open Day

1–3 August 2024
2:30 - 3:30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: More to Life than Work - Boxing

22 & 24 July 2024
11am-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Roman Army Bootcamp

22–26 July 2024
10.30am-11.30am 11.30am -12.30pm 1.30pm-2.30pm 2.30pm-3.30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: £2.50/child
Booking: Book on arrival
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Event: Butty Bear

Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer holidays
11.30am and 2pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Opportunities to chat, take part and learn about the Romans in Welsh

22 July–30 August 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Story and Rhyme

23 July 2024
1.30pm
Suitability: Pre-School
Cost: Free
Booking: To register, e-mail: kate.evans@museumwales.ac.uk
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Event: Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr Stories and Crafts with Magi Ann!

23 July 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Get to know the art galleries

23 July–2 August 2024
Suitability: 4+
Cost: £3
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Event: Petitioning for Peace – Felt Daffodil workshop

24 July 2024
11am - 1pm
Suitability: Whole family
Cost: Free
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Event: Festival of Archaeology: Make a pot

24 July 2024
10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Clog dancing with Tudur Phillips

25 July 2024
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Essential
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Event: Summer Cardboard Big Build

25 July, 1 & 8 August 2024
12pm & 2pm
Suitability: Age 7 +
Cost: £2.50 per child
Booking: Ticketted
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Event: Decorate a Slate!

25 July–1 September 2024
12pm - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: £1.50 per slate
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Event: Organ Recital

26 July 2024
13:00
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free ticket to be booked in advance
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Event: Embroidery Workshop with Aurora Trinity Collective

26 July & 2 August 2024
11.00am - 1pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free but ticket must be booked to attend
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Event: Dinomania at National Museum Cardiff

27–28 & 30 July–1 August 2024
09:30 - 11:00 [BSL available for this session] / 11:30 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 15:30 / 16:00 - 17:30
Suitability: 3+
Cost: £15 Children | £15 Adults
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Event: Actors in Residence - Summer 2024

27 July–25 August 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: No need to book - just call in!
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Event: Quiet Hour at the National Roman Legion Museum

28 July, 11 August & 22 September 2024
10am-11am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: More to Life than Work - Hiya Butt! Bay

29 & 31 July 2024
11am-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Meet a Roman Soldier

29 July–2 August 2024
11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop-in
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Event: Gardening Activities with Jig-So

30 July 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Pre-school/Primary
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Summer Morning Movie: Migration (PG,2023)

31 July 2024
11am
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Crazy Caterpillars with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

2 August 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

2–23 August 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: More to Life than Work - Pin the tail on the Colliery Horse

5 & 7 August 2024
11am-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: National Play Day - Quiet Hour

7 August 2024
10am - 11am
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Petitioning for Peace – Protest sash workshop

7 August 2024
11am - 1pm
Suitability: Whole family
Cost: Free
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Event: National Play Day

7 August 2024
11am - 2pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Gladiators

7, 14, 21 & 28 August 2024
10.30am-11.30am 11.30am -12.30pm 1.30pm-2.30pm 2.30pm-3.30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: £2.50/Child
Booking: Book on arrival
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Event: Penydarren - Steam Day

7 August & 8 September 2024
11:00am-2pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Hands-on the past

9, 16, 23 & 30 August 2024
10.30am-12.30am & 1.30pm-3.30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: St Fagans Castle Ghost Tours

Fully booked
9–30 August 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: St Fagans Sketching Group

9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November & 13 December 2024
10.30am-12pm
Suitability: 16+
Cost: Free
Booking: Booking is essential.
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Event: Roman Soldier in the Barrack Room

10, 17, 24 & 31 August 2024
11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop-in
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Event: Captain Barnacle - Pirate Pantomime!

11 August 2024
12.30pm & 2.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £3 per child
Booking: Ticketted
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Event: Pirate Party!

11 August 2024
12 - 4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: More to Life than Work - Brass Bands

12 & 14 August 2024
11am-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Story and Rhyme with Cymraeg i Blant

Cancelled
13 August 2024
10.30am
Suitability: Pre-School
Cost: Free
Booking: To register e-mail catrin.jenkins@meithrin.cymru
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Event: Summer Morning Movie: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG,2024)

14 August 2024
11am
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: South Wales Makers Market at St Fagans

14–26 August 2024
10am - 5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Summer K'Nex Big Build

15, 22 & 29 August 2024
12.30 – 3.30pm
Suitability: Age 6+
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Family Paint Alongs

Fully booked
17 August 2024
10.30am & 2.30pm
Suitability: Age 5+
Cost: £15 pp
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Event: More to Life than Work - Wrestling

19 & 21 August 2024
11am-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Super Summer Crafts with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

20 August 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Audio Described Tours at St Fagans National Museum of History

22 August 2024
11am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Essential
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Event: Dementia Friendly Tours at the National Roman Legion Museum

Fully booked
6 September 2024
10am-1pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: is essential please email: learning.romans@museumwales.ac.uk
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Event: More to Life than Work - Pigeon Racing

26 & 28 August 2024
11am-3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Under the Sea activities with Jig-So

27 August 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Pre-school/Primary
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Summer Morning Movie: IF (PG,2024)

28 August 2024
11am
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: ART AFTER DARK: Museum Paint Along Experience

29 August 2024
7pm - 10.30pm
Suitability: 18+. Adults only
Cost: £28
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Event: PAINTING PARTY: Museum Family Paint-Along

29 August 2024
3pm - 5pm
Suitability: Families. Recommended age 6+
Cost: £13 per person
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Event: Big Pit's Big Bash

1 September 2024
10:00am - 4:30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Learn to Spin

3rd of September 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Booking is essential
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Event: Audio Described Tours: at the National Roman Legion Museum.

6 September 2024
2.30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Essential
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Event: Museum on the Road: Craft Festival Wales, Cardigan Castle

6th to the 8th of September 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: £
Booking: Essential: purchase of ticket
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Event: Waterfront Vintage and Makers Market

7 & 8 September 2024
10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Amgueddfa Cymru Food Festival 2024

7 & 8 September 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

11–13 September 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: darkwalestours.co.uk
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Course: Spoon Carving Course - National Waterfront Museum

14 September 2024
10:30am - 4:00pm
Suitability: 16+
Cost: £65 | £55 Concession
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Event: Paint Along - Autumn Equinox

20 September 2024
7pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Cost £25 pp/ 2 for £45
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Course: Welsh Frame Basket Weaving

21 September 2024
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £85 | £70 Concession
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Event: GRAFT Supper - Autumn Equinox

22 September 2024
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: £22.50 pp
Booking: Ticketted
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Event: Local History and Heritage Fair

28 September 2024
10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Local History Book Fair

29 September 2024
10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Course: Botanical Illustration - National Museum Cardiff

5 October 2024
10.30am-4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £75 | £60 concession
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Event: St Fagans Castle Ghost Tours

11–17 October 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

12–23 October 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: darkwalestours.co.uk
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Course: Half Day Courses: Introduction to Blacksmithing - Big Pit National Coal Museum

14, 16 & 18 October 2024
10 - 12 OR 1 - 3
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £75 | £60 concession
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Event: Exclusive Patrons’ Event: Focus on Archaeology

17 October 2024
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free for Patrons
Booking: development@museumwales.ac.uk
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Event: Museum Sleepover: Dinos

16 & 17 November 2024
17:30 - 09:15
Suitability: Families. Children aged 6-12 years old
Cost: £70 / £75 / £95
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Event: Museum Sleepover: Dinos

8 & 9 March 2025
17:30 - 09:15
Suitability: Families. Children aged 6-12 years old
Cost: £70 / £75 / £95
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