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Exhibitions

A picture of the wrestler Drew McIntyre and a person from the knitting group Twin Made holding a jumper with the words Clash at the Castle on it

Special Exhibition: Champions of Knitwear

National Wool Museum
13 September–3 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Still from John Akomfrah's video installation, 'Vertigo Sea'

Exhibition: The Rules of Art?

National Museum Cardiff
23 October 2021 – 4 June 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Lily’s Fossil Footprint

National Museum Cardiff
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: FAB 50 - Half a century of History!

National Slate Museum
25 May–31 December 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Wales is...Proud

St Fagans National Museum of History
15 July 2022 – 5 March 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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A patchwork blanket, part of the Exhibition of Hope

Exhibition: Exhibition of Hope

National Waterfront Museum
23 July–6 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Reframing Pictorn

Exhibition: Reframing Picton

National Museum Cardiff
1 August 2022 – 3 September 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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In So Many Words exhibition

Exhibition: In So Many Words

National Museum Cardiff
6 September–6 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Yama: Sakubei Yamamoto Coal Mine Paintings 

Exhibition: Yama: Sakubei Yamamoto Coal Mine Paintings

National Waterfront Museum
10 September 2022 – 2 January 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Tip Girls

National Waterfront Museum
10 September 2022 – 5 March 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Kings of the Underground

National Waterfront Museum
5 October 2022 – 19 March 2023
Coming Soon
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Events and Talks

Microphone

Digital Event: Museum Talks

Suitability: All
Cost: Pay What You Can - Suggested Donation: £5
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Event: Extra Time at National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff
First Thursday of each month - click for all dates
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Dance to Health - The Falls Prevention Dance Programme

National Waterfront Museum
19 August 2022 – 31 March 2023
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: St Fagans Museum Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
2 September–24 November 2022
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £18.50
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: Cuppa and a Paper

National Wool Museum
28 September, 12, 26 October, 9, 23 November, 7 & 21 December 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Celf Coast Cymru 10 - Meet the Artist and Poet

National Waterfront Museum
6 October 2022
3-5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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naturaldyeing

Course: Natural Dyeing with Garden Plants

National Wool Museum
Fully booked
8 October 2022
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £80 | £65 Concession
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Event: National Wool Week 2022

National Wool Museum
8 October 2022
11am-3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Cardiff Farmers Markets

St Fagans National Museum of History
15 October 2022
10am - 3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Unknown Wales 2022

National Museum Cardiff
15 October 2022
10am - 1pm
Suitability: 12+
Cost: Pay what you can - suggested donation £5
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Event: Adult Learners Week: Inspiring Digital Activities with Digital Communities Wales and Museum Wales

National Waterfront Museum
17 October 2022
10.00am
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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adultlearners

Event: Adult Learners Week: Inspiring Digital Activities with Digital Communities Wales and Museum Wales

St Fagans National Museum of History
19 October 2022
2-3.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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leatherstamping

Event: Adult Learners Week - Leather stamping

St Fagans National Museum of History
20 October 2022
2-4pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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naturewalk

Event: Adult Learners week - Nature walk for Welsh Learners

St Fagans National Museum of History
20 October 2022
2-3pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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adultlearners

Event: Adult Learners' Week - Photography Workshops with Walter Waygood

Big Pit National Coal Museum
20–22 October 2022
10am-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: learning.bigpit@museumwales.ac.uk or 029 2057 3654
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Event: Adult Learners Week - Life in the Roman Legion

National Roman Legion Museum
21 October 2022
1pm to 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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sketchinginstfagans

Event: Adult Learners Week - Sketching at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
21 October 2022
2-4pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Riddle Me This

National Waterfront Museum
22–29 October 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Here Be Dragons

National Waterfront Museum
22–29 October 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Photo Competition for Teens

Big Pit National Coal Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: 13-19 years
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Photo Competition for Teens

National Roman Legion Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: 13-19 year
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Riddle Me This

Big Pit National Coal Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: 8+
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Riddle Me This

National Roman Legion Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: 8+
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Photo Competition for Teens

National Museum Cardiff
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: 13-19 years
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Photo Competition for Teens

National Waterfront Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Here Be Dragons

National Wool Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Museums Festival Photo Competition for Teens

National Wool Museum
22 October–6 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Image: Leatherwork course at St Fagans

Course: Introduction to Leatherwork

St Fagans National Museum of History
22 October & 19 November 2022
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £85 |£70 Concession
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Title image for Sgwrs Amgueddfa - Museum Talks on chalk board background

Digital Event: Museum Talks: Ritual house protection at St Fagans National Museum of History

27 October 2022
7:00 -7:45pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Pay What You Can - Suggested Donation: £5
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Boy on high ropes course at St Fagans

Event: CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
29 October–6 November 2022
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Suitability: Participants must be at least 110cm tall
Cost: £15
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Pumpkin Hunt

Event: Half Term Halloween Trail

St Fagans National Museum of History
29 October–6 November 2022
10am - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £3.50
Booking: Drop in
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Event: Spooktacular Science Quiz Night

National Waterfront Museum
31 October 2022
6.30pm
Suitability: Families age 7 +
Cost: Adults £6.50, Children £6.50
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Event: Butty Bear

Big Pit National Coal Museum
31 October–4 November 2022
11.30am and 2.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Roman Army Week

National Roman Legion Museum
31 October–4 November 2022
10.30am-11.30am, 12pm-1pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3pm-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: South Wales Makers Market at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
1–6 November 2022
10am - 5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Make a Rainbow Viewer

National Waterfront Museum
3 November 2022
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Suitability: Age 6+
Cost: Children £2.50, Adults Free
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Event: Spectacular Bubbles

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
10.30am
Suitability: Age 4+
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50 / under 2's free
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Event: Exploding Water Science Show!

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
12.30pm
Suitability: Age 7+
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50 / under 2's free
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Event: Brainiac Astronaut Academy

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
4pm
Suitability: Families aged 6+
Cost: Adults £5, Children £5
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Event: Brainiac Detective Academy

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
7pm
Suitability: Families aged 6+
Cost: Adults £5, Children £5
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Event: Science Tricks

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
11am
Suitability: All
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50
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Event: Marvellous Matter!

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
1pm
Suitability: Age 7+
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50
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Talk: The Changing Face of Technology in Wales - panel discussion

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
11am
Suitability: Age 18+
Cost: Free
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Talk: You, Me and AI: What your internet searches tell about how you feel

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
3pm
Suitability: Age 12+
Cost: Free
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Talk: Telling our own stories: alcohol use in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2022
1pm
Suitability: Age 18+
Cost: Free
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Event: Swansea Science Festival

National Waterfront Museum
5 & 6 November 2022
10am - 5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free and charged
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Event: Shunting All Day Long

National Waterfront Museum
5 & 6 November 2022
10.30pm & 2pm
Suitability: Age 8+
Cost: Free
Booking: Please book a ticket for both children and non participating adults
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Event: 5G Town of the Future

National Waterfront Museum
5 & 6 November 2022
12pm & 3.30pm
Suitability: Age 8 - 14
Cost: Free
Booking: Please book a ticket for both children and non participating adults
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Event: Fantastic Forces!

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
3pm
Suitability: Age 7 - 11
Cost: Children £2.50, Adults Free
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Event: From the Moon to Mars

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
2pm
Suitability: Age 7+
Cost: £2.50pp / under 2's free
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Event: The Balloon Science Show

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
4pm
Suitability: Age 4+
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50 / under 2's free
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Event: Maths Madness

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
10am
Suitability: Age 8+
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50
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Event: Maths Tricks to Blow your Mind

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
12pm
Suitability: Age 12+
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £2.50
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Event: Looking Up

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
5pm
Suitability: Age 7- 11
Cost: Children £2.50, Adults Free
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Event: Dinosaurs & Deserts in Wales

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
11.30am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Please book a ticket for both children and adults
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Event: Exploring and Painting your Dreams

National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2022
2pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: 1 ticket per family
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Image: Enamelling course at St Fagans National Museum of History

Course: Introduction to Enamelling

St Fagans National Museum of History
12 November 2022
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £80 |£65 Concession
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Image: Spoon carving course at St Fagans National Museum of History

Course: Spoon Carving

St Fagans National Museum of History
12 November 2022
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £65 | Concession £55
Booking: https://my.museum.wales/overview/391
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Picture of poppy wreath

Event: Remembrance Service

St Fagans National Museum of History
12 November 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Bombs and Bandages - Medical care in the Great War

National Waterfront Museum
13 November 2022
1pm, 2pm & 3.30pm
Suitability: Age 7+
Cost: Free
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Event: The Green Fair

National Waterfront Museum
19 & 20 November 2022
Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 10am - 3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Digital Event: Museum Talks: Celebrating a new book on Welsh ceramics

24 November 2022
6pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Pay what you can - suggested donation £5
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Event: A Big Waterfront Christmas

National Waterfront Museum
3 December 2022
12 - 4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Christmas Botanical Illustration

Course: Christmas Botanical Illustration

National Museum Cardiff
3 December 2022
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £75 | £60 Concession
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Willow wreath

Course: Christmas Willow Wreaths

St Fagans National Museum of History
3–4 December 2022
10:30 - 1pm & 1:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £50 | £40 Concession
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Boy on high ropes course at St Fagans

Event: CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
3–4, 10–11 & 17–18 December 2022
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Suitability: Participants must be at least 110cm tall
Cost: £15
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

St Fagans National Museum of History
3–23 December 2022
Daily, 10am - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from reception desk on arrival, or pre-bookable
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

National Waterfront Museum
3–23 December 2022
Daily, 10am - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from Museum shop on arrival
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

Big Pit National Coal Museum
3–23 December 2022
Daily 10am - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from Museum shop on arrival
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

National Roman Legion Museum
3–23 December 2022
Daily 10am - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from Museum shop on arrival
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

National Museum Cardiff
3–23 December 2022
Daily 10am - 3pm (Museum is closed on Mondays)
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from Museum shop on arrival
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

National Wool Museum
3–23 December 2022
Daily 10am - 3pm (Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from Museum shop on arrival
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Event: The Big Museum Winter Trail

National Slate Museum
3–23 December 2022
Daily 10am - 3pm (Museum is closed on Saturdays)
Suitability: Families
Cost: £1.50 per trail
Booking: Available from Museum shop on arrival
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Event: Lates: Big Museum Quiz Night

National Waterfront Museum
9 December 2022
7pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: £6.50pp
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Event: Little Mice Club – Christmas

National Waterfront Museum
9 December 2022
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Winter Vintage and Makers Market

National Waterfront Museum
9–11 December 2022
Friday 6 --8pm Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free Entry
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Father Christmas and Friends at St Fagans

Event: Father Christmas and Friends at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
10 & 11 December 2022
Timeslots 10am-5pm
Suitability: 3+
Cost: £12.50 per child
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Close up of metal spoons twisted with a heart shape on the end laid out side by side on a wall

Digital Event: Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees

15 December 2022
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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Carols in the Chapel

Event: Carols in the Chapel

St Fagans National Museum of History
17–18 December 2022
Suitability: All
Cost: £6
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
6, 13, 20 & 27 January 2023
7pm
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £18.50
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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St Teilo's Church

Event: Plygain Service

St Fagans National Museum of History
15 January 2023
2pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Digital Events