What's On

Exhibitions

Exhibition
Cartŵn Cymru
National Waterfront Museum
9 November 201929 March 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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A black and white photo of a woman looking at the camera and smoking a cigarette
Exhibition
Photography Season
National Museum Cardiff
26 October 20191 March 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Dippy on Tour
Exhibition
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure
National Museum Cardiff
19 October 201926 January 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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A painting called 'The Fortress of Königstein from the North' by Bernardo Bellotto
Exhibition
Imagine a Castle: Paintings from the National Gallery, London
National Museum Cardiff
28 January10 May 2020
Coming Soon
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
Innovate
National Waterfront Museum
12 October 201920 April 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
Dinorwig ’69 – The End of the Line
National Slate Museum
17 July31 December 2019
Last chance to see
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
Much More than Meets the Eye
National Waterfront Museum
16 November 20195 January 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
Yama - The mining art of Sakubei Yamamoto
Big Pit National Coal Museum
15 September 201930 September 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
Merched Chwarel Exhibition
National Slate Museum
17 July 20197 January 2020
10am - 4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
The Fossil Swamp
National Museum Cardiff
18 May 201917 May 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Exhibition
Family of Miners Exhibition
Big Pit National Coal Museum
1 September 201730 December 2019
9.30am-5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Events and Talks

Caerleon App English
Event
Caerleon Discovery App
National Roman Legion Museum
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Traces App
St Fagans National Museum of History
Suitability: Age 12+
Cost: Free
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a device held up to a dinosaur skeleton showing augmented reality of the dinosaurs skin.
Event
Museum ExplorAR: A living guide to the galleries
National Museum Cardiff
From 8 August 2018
Suitability: All
Cost: £10 per hour, with refundable deposit
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Toddler Time
National Museum Cardiff
Every Friday
11am-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Jig-so
National Wool Museum
Every Friday except school holidays
10:30 - 12:30
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Paned a Phapur
National Wool Museum
Every other Thursday
12:00 - 13:00
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Virtual Reality Experience
Big Pit National Coal Museum
2 April 20192 April 2020
9.30am-5pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Little Lambs
National Wool Museum
First Thursday of the month
10:30am–12pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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National Museum Cardiff Drawing Group
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Drop in and Draw
National Museum Cardiff
Every Tuesday
1pm - 2.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Meet in the Main Hall by the front desk
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Digi Dig 1926 Roman Discovery Trail
National Roman Legion Museum
16 September 201916 September 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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A person wearing a virtual reality headset
Event
Mission: Planet Earth
National Museum Cardiff
From 4 November 2019
Suitability: 10+ years
Cost: £10
Booking: Buy tickets on the day of your visit
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Toddler Time
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Amser Chwarae Toddler Time
St Fagans National Museum of History
18, 25 November, 2, 9 &, 16 December
1.30-3.30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Track the Reindeer
National Wool Museum
23 November 20195 January 2020
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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A black and white photo of a colliery in Pontypool, South Wales
Talk
Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions
National Museum Cardiff
29 November 2019 &, 8 February
1pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Places limited. Book on arrival.
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Father Christmas and Friends at St Fagans
St Fagans National Museum of History
30 November1, 78, 1415 &, 2122 December
10.15am-5.30pm
Suitability: 3+
Cost: See details for each activity
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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
30 November1, 78, 1415 &, 2122 December
10.15am-4.30pm
Suitability: Participants must be at least 110cm tall
Cost: £12
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Father Christmas walking past Gwalia Stores
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St Fagans Christmas Weekends
St Fagans National Museum of History
30 November1, 78, 1415 &, 2122 December
10am-5pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Charges apply for activities
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Cheeky Elf Trail
National Waterfront Museum
30 November 20195 January 2020
10am - 4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Elf Trail
National Slate Museum
1 December 20195 January 2020
Suitability: All
Cost: £1
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Cilewent
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St Fagans Museum Ghost Tours
St Fagans National Museum of History
56, 11 &, 18 December
8pm-10pm
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £16
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk/
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Event
The Great Museum Christmas Quiz
National Waterfront Museum
12 December 2019
7pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: £3.50pp
Booking: Book your place via Eventbrite
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Talk
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - Live Streaming
National Waterfront Museum
12 December 2019
5:30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Book your place via Eventbrite
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Talk
Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees
St Fagans National Museum of History
12 December 2019
10.30 - 1.00
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: Please register your attendance with Elaine Cabuts on tel: 02920 573204 or e-mail: elaine.cabuts@museumwales.ac.uk by 5pm 2 December 2019
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Majid Derakhshani
Event
The Mah Ensemble
National Museum Cardiff
12 December 2019
7pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: £25 - £40
Booking: www.seetickets.com
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Christmas
Event
Christmas Carol Concert
National Museum Cardiff
12 December 2019
3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Course
Introduction to Blacksmithing
National Slate Museum
9 February
10.00-12.00 OR 13.00-15.00
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £60 (£50 Concessions)
Booking: via Eventbrite
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Talk
Churchill and Roosevelt
National Waterfront Museum
14 December 2019
11am
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Event
Festive Film: It’s a Wonderful Life (U, 1946)
National Waterfront Museum
14 December 2019
2pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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A Traditional Welsh Christmas
Big Pit National Coal Museum
14 December 2019
10am-4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Stortytime with Father Christmas £7 per child, 1 adult free per child, £5 for additional adults
Booking: Essential
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Dippy on Tour
Event
Dippy about Christmas
National Museum Cardiff
14 &, 15 December 2019
11am – 1pm and 2-4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Festive Film Screening
National Museum Cardiff
14 &, 15 December 2019
10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £6
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Giving Nature a Home
National Museum Cardiff
14 &, 15 December 2019
11am-1pm and 2pm - 4pm.
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Carol singers in Capel Pen-rhiw
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Carols in the Chapel
St Fagans National Museum of History
1415 &, 2122 December
10.30am-4pm
Suitability: All
Cost: £5
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Festive Film: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG, 2018)
National Waterfront Museum
15 December 2019
2:30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Santa’s Christmas Film Night
National Waterfront Museum
20 December 2019
6:30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: £7.50pp (under 2's go free)
Booking: Book your place via Eventbrite
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Make and Take - Pop up Calendars
National Waterfront Museum
2731 December 2019 &, 25 January
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Little Mice Club – Snow and Ice
National Waterfront Museum
3 January 2020
10:30am - 12pm
Suitability: Under 5's
Cost: Free
Booking: Drop in
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Dewch i Ganu – Come to Sing!
National Waterfront Museum
4 January 2020
11am
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event
Museum Monthly Movies: Aladdin (PG, 2019)
National Waterfront Museum
5 January 2020
2pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Tours
St Fagans National Museum of History
910, 1617, 24 &, 31 January
8pm-10pm
Suitability: 12+
Cost: £16
Booking: www.darkwalestours.co.uk/
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Dr Caroline Buttler with her scrapbook in National Museum Cardiff's main hall with Dippy in the background
Talk
BSL Interpreted Talk: Meet Dippy
National Museum Cardiff
11 January 2020
11am & 1.30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
Booking: By email or Text Message
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Course
Half Day Courses: Intro to Blacksmithing
Big Pit National Coal Museum
13, 15, 17, 20, 22 &, 24 January
10am-12pm OR 2-4pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £60 | £50 concession
Booking: via Eventbrite
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Explore Books
National Waterfront Museum
14, 21 &, 28 January
10:30am
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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LATES: Dino
National Museum Cardiff
16 January 2020
6.15pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £17
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Dippy on Tour
Talk
Talk: Meet Dippy
National Museum Cardiff
18 January 2020
12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm
Suitability: 7+
Cost: £2
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Amazing Astronomy Afternoon
National Waterfront Museum
18 January 2020
12pm - 4pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Star Dome
National Waterfront Museum
18 January 2020
12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Suitability: Age 7+
Cost: £3.50pp
Booking: Book your place via Eventbrite
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Talk
The History of Swansea’s Jewish Community
National Waterfront Museum
18 January 2020
11am
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Get Creative with Dippy - Deaf-friendly workshop.
National Museum Cardiff
19 January 2020
10.30am & 1pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: By email or Text Message
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Photography Conference: Capital/ Consumerism/Culture
National Museum Cardiff
24 January 2020
10am - 5pm
Suitability: 16+
Cost: £20 - £30
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Course
½ Day Courses: St Dwynwen’s Day
St Fagans National Museum of History
25 January 2020
11am- 1pm OR 2-4pm
Suitability: 16+ *
Cost: See details for each activity
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Museum Sleepover: Dippy Dino Night!
National Museum Cardiff
Fully booked
25 January 2020
5:30pm - 9am
Suitability: Children aged 6 to 12 | Families
Cost: £54 | £65 | £75
Booking: Eventbrite
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Oakdale hall set up for a wedding ceremony
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Wedding Showcase
St Fagans National Museum of History
26 January 2020
10am-4pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Make and Take – Cwtch Crafts
National Waterfront Museum
26 January 2020
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Lap Harp workshop
National Waterfront Museum
26 January 2020
12:30pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: Book on Arrival
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Love Harps - with Shelley Fairplay
National Waterfront Museum
26 January 2020
1:30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Love Songs - with Bronwen Lewis
National Waterfront Museum
26 January 2020
2:30pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Event
Santes Dwynwen Stories
National Waterfront Museum
26 January 2020
1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Talk
Oriel Science Café - FAMELAB
National Waterfront Museum
29 January 2020
7:30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Event
Museum Matinée: From Here to Eternity (PG, 1953)
National Waterfront Museum
31 January 2020
1:30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: Free
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Course
Course: Intro to Hand Embroidery
National Wool Museum
1 February 2020
11am - 4pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £65 / £55 concessions
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Chinese New Year – Family Fun
National Waterfront Museum
1 February 2020
11am - 3pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Course
Course: Beginner’s Basketmaking
St Fagans National Museum of History
8 February 2020
10:30am - 4:30pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £75 | £60
Booking: Eventbrite
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National Storytelling Week: Discover traditional tales from Wales
St Fagans National Museum of History
8 February 2020
11.30am- Welsh | 1.30pm - 3.30pm - English
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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Image: Wooden Stool
Course
2-Day Course: Make a Wooden Stool
St Fagans National Museum of History
8 &, 9 February 2020
10.15am-4pm
Suitability: 16+ *
Cost: £190 /£160 concession
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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After Dark
Event
After Dark
National Museum Cardiff
19 February 2020
6pm - 9pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Scrappy Sheep Club - Rainbows
National Wool Museum
2021 February
12:00 - 3:00pm
Suitability: Families
Cost: Free
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St David's Day Duathlon
St Fagans National Museum of History
29 February 2020
6.45-9.30am
Suitability: Suitable age: 15 years +
Cost: £10 per competitior
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St David's Day Party
National Wool Museum
29 February 2020
10am-3pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Image: patchwork
Event
Craft Session: Quilting
St Fagans National Museum of History
29 February, 28 March, 23 May, 27 June, 18 July, 26 September, 17 October &, 21 November
10:30am - 12:30pm
Suitability: Adults
Cost: £5
Booking: Booking essential as places are limited.
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Course
Course: Introduction to Geology
National Museum Cardiff
5, 12, 19, 26 March &, 2 April
1pm - 4pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £75 - £90
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Lambing Day Courses
St Fagans National Museum of History
6, 9 &, 13 March
8.30am-4pm
Suitability: 16+
Cost: £120 | £95 concession
Booking: via Eventbrite
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Vintage & Makers Market
National Wool Museum
14 March
11:00 - 3:00pm
Suitability: All
Cost: Free
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Spoon Carving
Course
Half Day Courses:Spooncarving
St Fagans National Museum of History
14 March 2020
10.15am-12.45pm or 1.30pm-4pm
Suitability: 16+ *
Cost: £50 / £40 concession
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Course: Introduction to Enamelling
St Fagans National Museum of History
14 March 2020
10:30am - 4:00pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £65 | £55
Booking: Eventbrite
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Course
Course: Make a Rush Mat
St Fagans National Museum of History
21 March 2020
10:30am - 4:30pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £75 | £60
Booking: Eventbrite
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Course
Course: Visible Mending
National Wool Museum
21 March 2020
11am - 4pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £65 / £55 concessions
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Course
Course: Dyeing - Intro to Indigo
St Fagans National Museum of History
21 March 2020
10:30am - 4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £65 | £55
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Museum Sleepover - Dino Nights!
National Museum Cardiff
18 April 2020
5:30pm-9am
Suitability: Children aged 6 to 12 | Families
Cost: Adult: £50 - £60 | Child: £50 - £60
Booking: Advanced bookings required
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Course
Course: Introduction to Leatherwork
St Fagans National Museum of History
26 April 2020
10.30am-4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £85 | £70 concession
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Course
Course: Introduction to Blacksmithing
St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
Saturday 2 May OR Sunday 3 May
10.30am-4.30pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £120 / £95 concession
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Course
Course: Improve Your Photography
St Fagans National Museum of History
3 May 2020
10.30am-4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £80 / £65 concession
Booking: via Eventbrite
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Image: needlework
Course
Course: Visible Mending
St Fagans National Museum of History
16 May 2020
11am-4pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £65 / £55 concessions
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Night Blowing Cactus
Course
Botanical Illustration
National Museum Cardiff
16 May 2020
10.30am-4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £55 | £45 concession
Booking: via Eventbrite
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Course
Course: Introduction to Blacksmithing
St Fagans National Museum of History
Fully booked
Saturday 16 May OR Sunday 17 May
10.30am-4.30pm
Suitability: 18+
Cost: £120 / £95 concession
Booking: Booking via Eventbrite
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Image: Dyeing materials
Course
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
National Wool Museum
17 May 2020
10am-4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £65 | £55 concession
Booking: via Eventbrite
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Image: Dye plants
Course
Natural Dyeing with Garden Plants
National Wool Museum
19 September 2020
10am-4pm
Suitability: 16+*
Cost: £65 | £55 concession
Booking: via Eventbrite
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