Exhibitions

picture of crystal skull
Exhibition
Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology
National Museum Cardiff
26 January30 October 2016
All / adults £7, concessions £5, 16s & under free
Illustration by Quentin Blake
Exhibition
Quentin Blake: Inside Stories
National Museum Cardiff
16 July20 November 2016
All. Touring exhibition, in English only / Free
ww1 battle at Mametz, showing the Welsh Division in combat
Exhibition
‘War’s Hell!’ The Battle of Mametz Wood in Art
National Museum Cardiff
30 April4 September 2016
Last chance to see
All / Free
photograph of a boxer from Aberfan
Exhibition
The Attraction of Onlookers: Aberfan – An Anatomy of a Welsh Village
National Museum Cardiff
30 April4 September 2016
Last chance to see
All / Free
painting of a ruined house by John Piper
Exhibition
Reflecting on War
National Museum Cardiff
30 April4 September 2016
Last chance to see
All / Free
Exhibition
Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms
National Museum Cardiff
18 June 201630 September 2017
All / Free
New Welsh Dinosaur © Bob Nicholls
Exhibition
Wales's Newest Dinosaur
National Museum Cardiff
1 December 201531 December 2016
All / Free
Augustus John
Exhibition
Augustus John in Focus
National Museum Cardiff
21 November 201531 October 2016
All / Free
For Freedom and for Empire poster extended dates
Exhibition
For Freedom and For Empire
National Slate Museum
20 July 201531 December 2016
All / Free
Exhibition
Oxford Model Cars
National Waterfront Museum
17 December 201629 January 2017
All / Free
Exhibition
Colleges Competition
National Wool Museum
8 November 20167 January 2017
All / Free
Exhibition
Waste Not! Want Not!
National Waterfront Museum
22 October 20165 March 2017
All / Free
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Exhibition
Artes Mundi 7
National Museum Cardiff
21 October 201626 February 2017
All / Free
Exhibition
Munitionettes and Canary Girls
National Waterfront Museum
15 October11 December 2016
All / Free
Exhibition
When Dai Became Tommy
National Waterfront Museum
24 September 201629 January 2017
All / Free
Exhibition
Poppies for Remembrance
National Wool Museum
13 September 20164 March 2017
All / Free
Exhibition
Mission Gallery: Jane Phillips Award
National Waterfront Museum
10 September9 October 2016
Coming Soon
All / Free
Exhibition
'Glass Beacon' project
National Waterfront Museum
27 August27 November 2016
10am-5pm
All / Free
Exhibition
Wales by Rail
National Waterfront Museum
2 July9 October 2016
10am-5pm
All / Free
Exhibition
Britain from Above
National Waterfront Museum
25 June18 September 2016
10am-5pm
All / Free
Exhibition
A Dark Cloud Over the Woollen Industry
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Monday - Friday
9.30am-4.30pm
All / Free
Exhibition
Working for Victory: Welsh Industry and the First World War
National Wool Museum
1 March31 August 2016
10am-5pm
Last chance to see
All / Free
Ambulance and medical symbol
Exhibition
War, What Is It Good For?
National Roman Legion Museum
11 February 201616 January 2017
10am - 5pm
All / Free

Events and Talks

National Museum Cardiff Art Galleries
Talk
Guided tour: Highlights of Art
National Museum Cardiff
Free daily tours at 12.30pm
Adults / Free
Event
Clore Explorers
National Museum Cardiff
2pm (weekends during term time)
Families / Free
Spun and dyed
Event
Carmarthenshire Spinners & Ceredigion Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
National Wool Museum
1 April 201531 December 2016
10.30am-3pm
All / Free
2010 Walking Tour
Event
Village Trail
National Wool Museum
1 April 201531 December 2016
10am-5pm
All / Free
Event
Guided Tours
National Wool Museum
1 April 201531 December 2016
10am-5pm
Families / Free
The Wooly Tale
Event
The Woolly Tale
National Wool Museum
1 April 201531 December 2016
10am-5pm
Families / Free
Event
The Artist’s Trail
National Wool Museum
1 April 201531 December 2016
10am-5pm
All / Free
Event
St Fagans Food Market
St Fagans National History Museum
Cancelled
Every Sunday
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
The Knitting Club
National Wool Museum
5 April31 December 2016
2pm-4pm
Adults / Free
Event
Meet the Gardener
St Fagans National History Museum
Every Thursday
2-3pm
All / Free
Event
Mid Teifi Textile Hooking Group
National Wool Museum
1.30pm-4pm
All / Free
Event
Toddler Time
National Museum Cardiff
Fridays 1.30pm-4pm (Term Time)
Families / Free
Event
Farming at St Fagans
St Fagans National History Museum
Every Day
10am-5pm
All / Free
Image of a Traditional Fairground
Event
Traditional Fairground
St Fagans National History Museum
Every Day until 11 September
10am-5pm
Age 2-11 / From £1
Event
Art Cart
National Wool Museum
21 July4 September 2016
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Summer Family Trail
National Museum Cardiff
21 July4 September 2016
10am-4pm
Families / Free
National Roman Legion Museum
Event
Just Roman Around...
National Roman Legion Museum
23 July4 September 2016
10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 2-5pm Sun
Families / £1 per person
Event
HOMELIFE AT THE MUSEUM
National Slate Museum
Fridays and Sundays - please see copy for details
All / Free
Event
Summer of Slate
National Slate Museum
25 July31 August 2016
1-4pm
Families / Children's crafts £1
Explore the treasures of Wales
Event
Explore the Treasures of Wales: Your passport adventure
National Slate Museum
25 July31 August 2016
Families / Free
Event
Museum Activity Lucky Dip Days
National Roman Legion Museum
26, 28 July, 1,3,10,12,16,18,22,24,31 August, 2 September.
11am - 4pm
All / £3 per person.
Event
Walks, Talks and Demonstrations
National Slate Museum
Various Times - Please contact the Museum for details
All / Free
Exterior view of Bryn Eryr in the sunshine.
Event
Summer Holidays - Family Drop-in activity sessions
St Fagans National History Museum
Monday - Saturday during School Summer Holidays
12-3pm
Families / Free
St Fagans after dark
Event
Bat Walks
St Fagans National History Museum
3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August
Dusk - see listing for detail
Age 8+ / £5 per head
Event
Make a Mini Matchbox Suitcase
National Waterfront Museum
2629 August 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Empire
National Roman Legion Museum
27 & 28 August 2016
11am – 5pm.
All / £5 adults, £4 concessions and £15 Family Ticket.
Picture of a seed packet
Event
Veg-tastic Family Activities
St Fagans National History Museum
2729 August 2016
11am-3pm
Families / Free
Event
St Fagans Makers' Market
St Fagans National History Museum
2729 August 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
National Vegetable Society Show - Welsh Branch
Event
National Vegetable Society Show – Welsh Branch
St Fagans National History Museum
28 & 29 August 2016
11am-5pm
All / Free
Event
Bank Holiday Movie: The Good Dinosaur (PG:2015)
National Waterfront Museum
29 August 2016
2.30pm
Families / Free
Talk
Natural History Lunchtime Talk
National Museum Cardiff
31 August 2016
1.05pm
All / Free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
2 September
8.15pm
12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
Talk
Art Lunchtime Talk: Before and After. Aberfan: Thoughts on Privacy
National Museum Cardiff
2 September 2016
1.05pm
Adults / Free
Event
Dewch i Ganu – Come to Sing!
National Waterfront Museum
3 September 2016
11am
Families / Free
Course
Beginner Sewing with Suzi Park
National Wool Museum
3 & 4 September 2016
10am-4.30pm
Adults / Weekend course £100 or £50pp per day
Event
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: Shaun the Sheep - The Farmer’s Llamas (U:2015)
National Waterfront Museum
6 September 2016
10.30am
Families / Free
Event
Story and Rhyme Time in Welsh for Babies
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Every Thursday during term time
10am-11.30am
Families / Free
Illustration by Quentin Blake
Talk
Art Lunchtime Talk: Introduction to Quentin Blake: Inside Stories
National Museum Cardiff
9 September 2016
1.05pm
All / Free
Course
Make a Traditional Willow Basket
National Wool Museum
9 September 2016
10am-4pm
Suitable for beginners / £40pp
Event
What’s Behind the Hoarding? Main Building
St Fagans National History Museum
10 September 2016
10.30am,11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm
Adults / Free
St Fagans Food Festival
Event
Food Festival
St Fagans National History Museum
10 & 11 September 2016
10am-5pm
All / Free
Course
Quilting with Lesley Jenkins
National Wool Museum
10 & 11 September 2016
Adults / Weekend course - £100
Event
British Science Festival: Family Weekend
National Waterfront Museum
10 & 11 September 2016
11am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Marina Market
National Waterfront Museum
11 September 2016
10am-3pm
All / Free
Talk
Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences - Behind the scenes for ‘Open Doors’ month
National Museum Cardiff
13 September 2016
1.05pm
Ages 8+ / Free
household pests
Talk
Meet the Conservator: Care of the Collections
National Museum Cardiff
14 September 2016
1.05pm
Adults / Free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
17 September 2016
8.15pm
12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
Crochet club at St Fagans Museum
Event
Crochet Club
St Fagans National History Museum
17 September 2016
11.00-13.00
Adults / Free
Event
Beachwatch
National Museum Cardiff
17 September 2016
11.30am-3.30pm
Families / Free
Course
Recycling Woollen Blankets
National Wool Museum
17 September 2016
1pm-5pm
All - children can be accompanied by an adult / £25pp
Friends National Museum Wales
Talk
Friends Lecture
National Museum Cardiff
17 September 2016
10.30am
All / Admission charge £10, payable on the door.
Talk
1916 in Irish History and Memory
National Waterfront Museum
17 September 2016
11am
Adults / Free
Talk
Cadw Open Doors: Handling History
National Waterfront Museum
17 September 2016
2pm
All / Free
Event
Gloriumptious Roald Dahl Day!
National Waterfront Museum
17 September 2016
12pm-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Splendiferous Science Show
National Waterfront Museum
17 September 2016
1pm & 3pm
Families / Free
Event
City of the Unexpected
National Museum Cardiff
17 & 18 September 2016
Families / Free
Cwtch Fest
Event
Cwtch Fest
St Fagans National History Museum
18 September 2016
11am - 6pm
Adults / £7
Course
Natural Dyeing Workshop
National Wool Museum
18 September 2016
10am-4pm
Adults / £45pp
Event
Phizz-Whizzing Animal Animation
National Waterfront Museum
18 September 2016
11.30am & 2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Museum Monthly Movies: Fantastic Mr Fox (PG:2009)
National Waterfront Museum
18 September 2016
2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Behind the Scenes: Art
National Museum Cardiff
20 September 2016
1.05pm
All / Free
Event
Explore Books
National Waterfront Museum
20, 27 September, 4, 11, 18 October, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2016, 17, 24 & 31 January
10.30am
Adults / Free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
23 September 2016
8.15pm
12+ (Under 18's must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
Event
LEGIIAVG
National Roman Legion Museum
23 September 2016
12pm
All / Free
Katheryn of Berain, 'The Mother of Wales' (1534/5-1591), Adriaen van Cronenburgh
Talk
Art Lunchtime Talk
National Museum Cardiff
23 September 2016
1.05pm
All / Free
Event
Telescope Workshop
National Museum Cardiff
24 September 2016
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Thrifty Kids: Hot Air Balloons
National Waterfront Museum
24 September 2016
10.30am-12.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Lazy Crafternoons: Floral Fairy Lights
National Waterfront Museum
24 September 2016
1.30pm
Adults / Hands on / £5pp
Talk
History Day
National Waterfront Museum
24 September 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Boudicca - The Warrior Queen
St Fagans National History Museum
24 & 25 September 2016
12pm (Welsh language), 1.30pm & 3pm
Families / £5 per person
Talk
Science Cafe: Advances in Cancer Research
National Waterfront Museum
28 September 2016
7.30pm
Adults / Free
Moss
Talk
Natural Sciences Lunchtime Talk
National Museum Cardiff
28 September 2016
1.05pm
All / Free
Event
Taith Iaith
National Museum Cardiff
29 September 2016
1.05pm
Welsh learners / Free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
30 September
8.15pm
Age 12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
Event
Organ Recital
National Museum Cardiff
30 September 2016
1pm
All / Free
Event
Dewch i Ganu - Come to Sing!
National Waterfront Museum
1 October 2016
11am
All / Free
Event
Swansea Model Railway Show
National Waterfront Museum
1 & 2 October 2016
11am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Poverty, Modernism and Radicalism: the 1930s
National Waterfront Museum
4, 11, 18, 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November & 6 December
2pm-4pm
Adults / £30pp
Event
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: The Good Dinosaur (PG:2015)
National Waterfront Museum
5 October 2016
10.30am
Under 5's / Free
Event
Meet the Gardener
St Fagans National History Museum
Every Thursday
2-3pm
Adults / Free
Event
The French Revolution: 1780 - 1848
National Waterfront Museum
6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10, 17, 24 November, 1 & 8 December
2pm-4pm
Adults / £30pp
Event
Roald Dahl 100
National Waterfront Museum
7 October 2016
11.30am
Families / Free
Event
Dandiya Dancing
National Waterfront Museum
8 October 2016
7pm - 10pm
Families / £3 adults/£1 children
Event
West Wales Wool Show in Narberth
National Wool Museum
8 October 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Book Swap
National Waterfront Museum
8 & 9 October 2016
11am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Marina Market
National Waterfront Museum
9 October 2016
10am-3pm
All / Free
Talk
Swansea International Festival – lunch time talk
National Waterfront Museum
10 October 2016
1pm
Adults / Free
Talk
Swansea International Festival – lunch time talk
National Waterfront Museum
11 October 2016
1pm
Adults / Free
Course
Rose Pruning Course: Climbers and Ramblers
St Fagans National History Museum
12 October 2016
10am-1pm
Adults / £30
Talk
Swansea International Festival – lunch time talk
National Waterfront Museum
13 October 2016
1pm
Adults / Free
Course
Make an Apple Picker
National Wool Museum
14 October 2016
1pm-4pm
Suitable for beginners / £20pp
Event
Little Mice Club: Autumn
National Waterfront Museum
14 October 2016
10.30am-12pm
Under 5's / Free
Talk
Swansea International Festival – lunch time talk
National Waterfront Museum
14 October 2016
1pm
Adults / Free
Event
Local & Family History Fair
National Waterfront Museum
15 October 2016
11am - 4pm
Adults / Free
Event
60 Second Show & Tell
National Waterfront Museum
15 October 2016
2pm
Adults / Free
Talk
The Black Prince of Florence: A Medici Mystery
National Waterfront Museum
15 October 2016
11am
Adults / Free
Event
Horrible History Stories:From the Pits to the Trenches
National Waterfront Museum
15 October 2016
11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Big Draw
National Waterfront Museum
16 October 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
Talk
Growing up in Victorian Swansea: History Day
National Waterfront Museum
21 October 2016
11am-4.30pm
All / Free
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Event
Artes Mundi 7: Daily Guided Tours
National Museum Cardiff
21 October 201626 February 2017
2pm
All / Free
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Event
Thursday Tours and Creative Sessions for Adults
National Museum Cardiff
Every Thursday excluding school holidays
2.30pm–4pm
Adults / Free
Event
Model Rail Show
National Wool Museum
22 October 2016
10am-3pm
All / Free
Course
Pegloom Weaving
National Wool Museum
22 October 2016
1pm-5pm
All - children must be accompanied by an adult / £25pp
Event
Roald Dahl: Imagine That
National Waterfront Museum
22 October 2016
1pm & 3pm
All / Free
Talk
Autumn Lecture - Who was Elizabeth Andrews?
Big Pit National Coal Museum
22 October 2016
1.30pm
All / Free
Event
Diwali Decorations
National Waterfront Museum
22 & 23 October 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
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Event
Family Half Term Workshops – The Big Draw
National Museum Cardiff
22 October30 November 2016
11am, 1pm, 3pm
Families / Free
Event
Half term Movie: The Jungle Book (PG: 2016)
National Waterfront Museum
23 October 2016
2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Building the Wicker Man
St Fagans National History Museum
2428 October 2016
12-3pm
All / Free
Picture of a man holding a skull
Event
Morbid Curiosities
St Fagans National History Museum
2428 October 2016
12pm, 2pm & 3pm
Age 6+ (All children must be with an adult) / £2 per person
Event
Gore Blimey!
National Roman Legion Museum
2428 October 2016
11am – 3pm, last entry 2.30pm
Families / £2 per child
Event
Scrappy Monsters
National Waterfront Museum
2428 October 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Hands on / Free
Event
Hallowe'en Trail
National Slate Museum
2430 October 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Book Swap
National Wool Museum
2529 October 2016
11am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Art Cart
National Wool Museum
2529 October 2016
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Half term Movie: Finding Nemo
National Waterfront Museum
26 October 2016
10.30am
Families / Free
Talk
Science Cafe: How quantum physics democratized music
National Waterfront Museum
26 October 2016
7.30pm
Adults / Free
Event
Scrappy Sheep Club: Whizzing Witches & Spinning Spiders
National Wool Museum
2729 October 2016
12pm-3pm
Families / Free
Event
Halloween Spooky Funday!
National Waterfront Museum
29 October 2016
12pm-4pm
Hands on / Free
Event
Family Fright Night
National Waterfront Museum
29 October 2016
6.30pm
Families / £2.50pp
wicker man burns
Event
Burning the Wicker Man
St Fagans National History Museum
29 & 30 October 2016
4.30-5pm
All / Free
Picture of a pumkin and a ghost
Event
Creepy Craft Workshop
St Fagans National History Museum
29 & 30 October 2016
12-4pm
Families / Small charge to cover materials
Event
Half Term Movie: Zootropolis 3D
National Waterfront Museum
30 October 2016
2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Halloween
National Roman Legion Museum
31 October 2016
6-8pm
Families / £3.50 per person
Course
Garden Day School: The Autumn Garden
St Fagans National History Museum
2 November 2016
10am-3pm
Adults / £50
Course
Natural Dyeing Workshop
National Wool Museum
2 November 2016
10am-4pm
Adults / £45pp
Event
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: The Gruffalo (U: 2009)
National Waterfront Museum
2 November 2016
10.30am
Under 5’s / Free
Course
Make an Irish Donkey Creel
National Wool Museum
4, 11 & 18 November
1pm-4pm
Adults / £60pp
Event
Dewch i Ganu – Come to Sing!
National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2016
11am
Families / Free
Talk
Dylan Thomas Walking Tour: Uplands
National Waterfront Museum
5 November 2016
11am
Adults / Free
Talk
Dylan Thomas Walking Tour: Marina
National Waterfront Museum
6 November 2016
2pm
Adults / Free
Event
Little Mice Club: Night Time Animals
National Waterfront Museum
11 November 2016
10.30am – 12pm
Families / Free
Picture of poppy wreath
Event
Remembrance Service
St Fagans National History Museum
12 November 2016
10.50am-12pm
All / Free
Event
Poppy Pins
National Wool Museum
12 November 2016
12pm-3pm
All / Free
Event
Marina Market
National Waterfront Museum
13 November 2016
10am – 3pm
All / Free
Event
Horrible History Stories: From the Pits to the Trenches
National Waterfront Museum
13 November 2016
11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Poppy Pins
National Waterfront Museum
13 November 2016
12.30 – 3.30pm
All / Free
Talk
Wine Tasting Talk
National Waterfront Museum
18 November 2016
7pm
Adults / Tickets £15/£12.50
Course
Festive Wreaths
National Wool Museum
19 November 2016
1pm-5pm
All - children must be accompanied by an adult / £25pp
Talk
Still Harping on Shakespeare
National Waterfront Museum
19 November 2016
11am
Adults / Free
Event
Thrifty Kids: Egg Box Christmas Tree
National Waterfront Museum
19 November 2016
10.30am-12.30pm
Families / Free
Course
Lazy Crafternoons: Scandi Chic Christmas Decorations
National Waterfront Museum
19 November 2016
1.30pm
Adults / £5pp
Event
Christmas Craft Fair
National Wool Museum
26 November 2016
10am-3pm
All / Free
Event
Sparkle
National Waterfront Museum
26 November 2016
11am – 4pm
All / Free
Event
Sparkle after Dark
National Waterfront Museum
26 November 2016
7pm – 12am
Adults / £10
Event
Winter Fair
National Slate Museum
27 November 2016
11am - 3pm
Families / Small charge to see Santa and for craft- making
Event
Museum Monthly Movies: Eddie the Eagle (PG: 2016)
National Waterfront Museum
27 November 2016
2.30pm
All / Free
Talk
Science Cafe
National Waterfront Museum
30 November 2016
7.30pm
Adults / Free
Event
Art Cart
National Wool Museum
123 December 2016
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Course
Recycled Woolly Hats
National Wool Museum
3 December 2016
1pm-5pm
All - children must be accompanied by an adult / £25pp
Event
Museum Christmas Quiz
National Wool Museum
8 December 2016
7pm
All / £3.50pp
Saturnalia
Event
Saturnalia
National Roman Legion Museum
10 December 2016
11am-4pm
All / Free
Course
Festive Willow Decorations
National Wool Museum
10 December 2016
10am- 4pm
Suitable for beginners. / £40pp
Event
Christmas Carol Evening
National Wool Museum
15 December 2016
6.30pm-8pm
All / Free
Event
Tea Party with Father Christmas
St Fagans National History Museum
1720 December 2016
11am, 1pm & 3pm
Age 4+ / PRICES COMING SOON
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Event
Christmas Holiday Art Family Activities
National Museum Cardiff
1718, 2023 & 2831 December
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Picture of an apple
Course
Apple Pruning Course
St Fagans National History Museum
18 January 2017
10am-1pm
Adults / £30
Picture of a wedding
Event
Wedding Showcase
St Fagans National History Museum
22 January 2017
11.30am-3.30pm
Adults / Free
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Event
Artes Mundi 7 Conference
National Museum Cardiff
25 January 2017
All / Free
Event
Fireside Stories - National Storytelling Week
St Fagans National History Museum
28 & 29 January 2017
11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Families / Free
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Event
Family Half Term Workshops
National Museum Cardiff
1826 February 2017
11am, 1pm, 3pm
Families / Free
Event
Model Railway Show
National Slate Museum
2224 February 2017
10am - 4pm
All / Free
Course
Natural Dyeing Workshop
National Wool Museum
15 March 2017
10am-4pm
Adults / £45pp