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Exhibitions

Colourful self-portrait oil painting by Vincent Van Gogh

Exhibition: Art of the Selfie

National Museum Cardiff
16 March 2024 - 26 January 2025
10am-5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Pay What You Can
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Exhibition: Lily’s Fossil Footprint

National Museum Cardiff
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: The Fossil Swamp

National Museum Cardiff
18 May 2019 – 2 March 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Reframing Pictorn

Exhibition: Reframing Picton

National Museum Cardiff
1 August 2022 – 12 January 2025
The exhibition will be open until 9pm on 6 April, 4 May and 1 June
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Édouard Manet's portrait of Jules Dejouy.

Exhibition: Revealing Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Monsieur Jules Dejouy

National Museum Cardiff
17 January 2023 – 1 January 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Aberfan Coal Slip Disaster. Two surviving children stand at the top of the hill overlooking the miners digging to find children still buried in the slag.

Exhibition: Art 100

National Museum Cardiff
From 8 August 2023
10am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: The Great Welsh Road Trip

National Waterfront Museum
25 November 2023 – 2 June 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: House to Home

National Waterfront Museum
12 January–28 April 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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A person wearing red shorts is stood on a stack of logs, they are bending over and they are holding bark over their left leg, there's bark already covering their right leg

Exhibition: New Collections: Go Home Polish

National Museum Cardiff
From 27 January 2024
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Black and white photograph of four women in 1920s clothes holding a petition on the steps of a grand building

Exhibition: Petitioning for Peace

St Fagans National Museum of History
9 March–15 September 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Ours To Tell

National Waterfront Museum
16 March–26 August 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition: Making Waves – RNLI Cymru 200

National Waterfront Museum
22 June 2024 – 16 March 2025
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Events and Talks

Event: Demonstrations

National Slate Museum
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Cuppa and a Paper

National Wool Museum
Wednesdays- fortnightly
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Finger tips touching grey stone engraved with red letters

Talk: Audio Described Tours: at the National Roman Legion Museum.

National Roman Legion Museum
24 May & 6 September 2024
2.30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Young boy wearing a Roman helmet.

Event: Quiet afternoons at the National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum
17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 August & 18 September 2024
3pm-5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Event: STREIC! 1984-1985 STRIKE!

Big Pit National Coal Museum
1 March 2024 – 1 March 2025
9.30am-4.30am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Van Gogh Afternoon Tea

National Museum Cardiff
From 16 March 2024
12.00; 13.30; 15.00
Suitability: All
Cost: £23
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Two children looking at one another in a room holding white fluffy material above their heads.

Event: Clwb Crefft for Children

National Wool Museum
4 May, 15 June, 14 September, 2 November, 7 December
10am-12pm
Suitability: 8+
Cost: £
Booking: Essential
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Event: Story and Rhyme with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

National Wool Museum
20 June; 18 July; 19 September; 17 October; 21 November
1.30pm
Suitability: 0-5 years old
Cost: Free
Booking: Booking is essential. To register, e-mail nia@mgsg.cymru
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St Fagans Castle

Event: St Fagans Castle Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
12–25 April 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: St Fagans Sketching Group

St Fagans National Museum of History
12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July & 9 August 2024
10.30am-12pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Event: Cow & Ghost Vintage and Makers Market

National Wool Museum
13 April 2024
10am-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free entry
Booking: Drop in
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
13–26 April 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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A young boy on the high ropes course at St Fagans

Event: CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
13–14, 20–21, 27–28 April & 4–5 May 2024
10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 3pm, 4.15pm
Suitability: Participants must be at least 110cm tall
Cost: £20
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Event: Quiet Hour at the Museum

National Waterfront Museum
14 April, 5 May & 30 June 2024
3-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Story and Rhyme with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

National Wool Museum
18 April 2024
1.30pm
Suitability: Pre-school
Cost: Free
Booking: To register, e-mail nia@mgsg.cymru
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Event: Ar Lafar- an event for adult learners of Welsh

National Wool Museum
20 April 2024
10am-4pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free entry.
Booking: Some activities are ticketed (some activities are pay what you can)
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Event: Candlelight Concert - Vivaldi's Four Seasons 

National Waterfront Museum
20 April 2024
6pm
Suitability: 8+
Cost: £17.50-£41
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Event: Candlelight Concert - A Tribute to Queen

National Waterfront Museum
20 April 2024
8.30pm
Suitability: 8+
Cost: £15-£40
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Event: Earth Day – Seed Swap, Talk and more!

National Waterfront Museum
21 April 2024
1 - 3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Tech Tuesdays

National Waterfront Museum
23 April, 14 & 28 May 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Organ Recital

National Museum Cardiff
26 April 2024
13:00
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Event: Celebrating 150 years of the North Wales Quarrymen’s Union 1874-2024

National Slate Museum
27 April 2024
1.30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
3–31 May 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: Clwb Crefft for Children: Knitting: Bobble Hat

National Wool Museum
4 May 2024
10am-12pm
Suitability: 8+
Cost: £5
Booking: Booking is essential
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Event: Come to Sing!

National Waterfront Museum
4 May 2024
11am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Museum Sleepover: Dinos

National Museum Cardiff
4 & 5 May 2024
5.30pm - 9.15am
Suitability: Families
Cost: £70 / £75 / £95
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Event: South Wales Makers Market at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
4–6 May 2024
10am - 5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Museum Little Mice

National Waterfront Museum
10 May, 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: Penydarren - Steam Day

National Waterfront Museum
11 May 2024
12:00pm-3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Wales on Wheels

National Waterfront Museum
11 May 2024
11am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Night Blowing Cactus

Course: Botanical Illustration

St Fagans National Museum of History
11 May 2024
10:30am - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £75 | £60 Concession
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Event: Waterfront Vintage and Makers Market

National Waterfront Museum
11 & 12 May 2024
10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Image: Spoon carving course at St Fagans National Museum of History

Course: Spoon Carving Course

St Fagans National Museum of History
11 May & 6 July 2024
10:30 - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £65 | Concession £55
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Event: Learn to Spin

National Wool Museum
14 May 2024
10am-12pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Booking is essential
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Young woman with blonde hair and a pink jumper looks in awe at items within a collection. Either side there are mannequins with the traditional welsh outfit on them, one with a bright red shawl and the other purple.

Event: Exclusive Gifts in Wills event

National Museum Cardiff
15 May 2024
During the morning
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: development@museumwales.ac.uk
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Event: Story and Rhyme with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

National Wool Museum
16 May 2024
1.30pm
Suitability: Pre-School
Cost: Free
Booking: To register, e-mail nia@mgsg.cymru
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Event: Museum Corner @ Swansea PRIDE

National Waterfront Museum
18 May 2024
12 - 5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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St Fagans Castle

Event: St Fagans Castle Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
18–25 May 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: Mini PRIDE

National Waterfront Museum
19 May 2024
12 - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Event: Welsh Story and Rhyme with Cymraeg i Blant

National Wool Museum
21 May 2024
1.30pm
Suitability: 0-5 years old
Cost: Free
Booking: Scan the QR code
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Rodin - The Kiss

Event: Audio Described Tour at National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff
23 May 2024
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Man dressed as a Roman soldier talking to two visitors

Event: Dementia Friendly Tours at the National Roman Legion Museum.

National Roman Legion Museum
Fully booked
24 May & 6 September 2024
10am-1pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
Booking: is essential please email: learning.romans@museumwales.ac.uk
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Event: Little Muddy Feet- Clwb Gwyllt with Ellie

National Wool Museum
28 May 2024
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Suitability: AM: 5-8 years; PM: 9-12 years
Cost: More information to follow
Booking: Booking is essential
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Event: Paper Crafts with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

National Wool Museum
30 May 2024
10.30am-12.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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St Fagans Castle

Event: St Fagans Castle Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
7–29 June 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Event: Gŵyl Tawe

National Waterfront Museum
8 June 2024
11am - 7pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event: Silent Disco

National Museum Cardiff
8 June 2024
6pm - Midnight
Suitability: All
Cost: Family Event: £8/£10 | Adults only Event: £16/£20
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A group of people are sat in a row in front of paintings within the gallery and a table of white ceramic crockery. The artist is sat in front of the group, she has her hands out and is laughing openly

Event: Exclusive Patrons’ Event: Focus on Art

National Museum Cardiff
13 June 2024
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free for Patrons
Booking: development@museumwales.ac.uk
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Event: St Fagans Ghost Tours

St Fagans National Museum of History
14–28 June 2024
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £20
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk
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Enamelling

Course: Introduction to Enamelling

St Fagans National Museum of History
6 July 2024
10:30am - 3pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £80 | £65 Concession
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Botanical Printing

Course: Botanical Printing

National Wool Museum
6 July 2024
10:30am - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £80 | £65 Concession
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A collection of gold rings on a black counter, there's three rings as well as folded gold and a small spec

Event: Exclusive Patrons’ Event: Focus on Archaeology

National Museum Cardiff
17 October 2024
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free for Patrons
Booking: development@museumwales.ac.uk
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A room full of people sat on benches in front of the organ in a gallery at Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd. Four people are stood in front of the audience wearing dark clothing singing

Event: Patrons’ Christmas event

National Museum Cardiff
4 December 2024
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free for Patrons
Booking: development@museumwales.ac.uk
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