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
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Exhibition
Artes Mundi 7
National Museum Cardiff
21 October 201626 February 2017
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
image of phoenix
Exhibition
Nature’s Song: Traditional Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings
National Museum Cardiff
21 January23 April 2017
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
Munitionettes football team
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
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
A Dark Cloud Over the Woollen Industry
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Monday - Friday
9.30am-4.30pm
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
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
Event
Walks, Talks and Demonstrations
National Slate Museum
Various Times - Please contact the Museum for details
All / 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
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
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
7:30pm
Age 12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
Event
Organ Recital
National Museum Cardiff
30 September 2016
1pm
All / Free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
1 October 2016
7.15pm
12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
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
Cartoon, David Owen Norris
Event
David Owen Norris (piano)
National Museum Cardiff
7 October 2016
1.05pm
Adults / £5/free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
8 October
7.15pm
12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
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
Talk
Unknown Wales: A Celebration of Welsh Wildlife
National Museum Cardiff
8 October 2016
10.30am - 4pm
Adults / 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
Rapa Nui
Talk
Special Evening Lecture: Recent archaeology and the myths of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
National Museum Cardiff
13 October 2016
6.30pm
Adults / £7/£5
Talk
Swansea International Festival – lunch time talk
National Waterfront Museum
13 October 2016
1pm
Adults / Free
Talk
Audio Description Tour: Highlights of Impressionism
National Museum Cardiff
13 October 2016
11am – 12.30pm
Visual Impairment / FREE, Booking Essential
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
14 October
7.15pm
12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
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
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
21 October 2016
7:15pm
12+ (12-18 year olds must be accompanied by adults / £15 per ticket
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
Event
St Fagans Makers' Market
St Fagans National History Museum
2230 October 2016
All / Small charge to cover materials
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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
Half Term Activities
Big Pit National Coal Museum
2428 October 2016
12pm-4pm
Families / Small charge
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
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
2629 October 2016
12+ (12-18 year olds must be accompanied by adults / £15 per ticket
Event
Scrappy Sheep Club: Whizzing Witches & Spinning Spiders
National Wool Museum
2729 October 2016
12pm-3pm
Families / Free
Talk
TEDxSwanseaWomen: Shining a Light on Women
National Waterfront Museum
28 October 2016
6pm-9pm
Adults / £10pp
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
Black History Month Grand Finale
Event
Black History Month Grand Finale
National Waterfront Museum
30 October 2016
1pm-5pm
All / 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
Murder at the Museum!
National Waterfront Museum
11 November 2016
6.30pm – 10pm
Adults / Tickets £25pp
Event
Little Mice Club: Night Time Animals
National Waterfront Museum
11 November 2016
10.30am – 12pm
Preschool children and their parents or carers. / Free
photo: Sir Thomas Allen
Event
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)
National Museum Cardiff
11 November 2016
7pm
adults / £10/£8
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
photo: Iwan Llewelyn Jones
Event
Music in the Museum: Iwan Llewelyn Jones (piano)
National Museum Cardiff
12 November 2016
1.05pm
adults / 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
Green Fayre
National Waterfront Museum
19 & 20 November 2016
10am – 5pm
All / Free
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
Event
Festive Glass Fair
National Waterfront Museum
24 December 2016
10am – 4pm
All / Free
Course
Recycled Woolly Hats
National Wool Museum
3 December 2016
1pm-5pm
All - children must be accompanied by an adult / £25pp
Event
Dewch i Ganu - Come to Sing!
National Waterfront Museum
3 December 2016
11am
All / Free
Event
Festive Fun Day
National Waterfront Museum
3 December 2016
12pm – 4pm
Families / Free
Event
Festive Film Double Bill! The Snowman (U, 1982) The Snowman and The Snowdog (U, 2012)
National Waterfront Museum
4 December 2016
3pm
Families / Free
Event
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: Stickman (U: 2015)
National Waterfront Museum
7 December 2016
10.30am
Under 5’s / Free
Event
Museum Christmas Quiz
National Wool Museum
8 December 2016
7pm
All / £3.50pp
Event
St Fagans Christmas Songsheet
St Fagans National History Museum
8 & 9 December 2016
6pm & 7.30pm (allow half an hour for pre-drinks)
All / £5.50
Event
Little Mice Club: Festive Special
National Waterfront Museum
9 December 2016
10.30am – 12pm
Preschool children and their parents or carers. / Free
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
Big Pit Babies Christmas Event
Big Pit National Coal Museum
11 December 2016
11.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm
Families / £5 per child
Event
Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair
National Waterfront Museum
11 December 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Marina Market
National Waterfront Museum
11 December 2016
10am – 3pm
All / Free
Event
Festive Film: The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
National Waterfront Museum
11 December 2016
2.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Christmas Singalong
National Waterfront Museum
14 December 2016
6pm
All / Free
Event
Christmas Carol Evening
National Wool Museum
15 December 2016
6.30pm-8pm
All / Free
Event
Christmas Quiz Night
National Waterfront Museum
15 December 2016
7pm
Adults / Tickets £3.50pp
Talk
Heritage, Protection and Military Necessity
National Waterfront Museum
17 December 2016
11am
Adults / Free
Event
Tea Party with Father Christmas
St Fagans National History Museum
1720 December 2016
11am, 1pm & 3pm
Age 4+ / £14.00
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Event
Christmas Holiday Art Family Activities
National Museum Cardiff
1718, 2023 & 2831 December
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
It's Christmas..Father Christmas at Big Pit
Big Pit National Coal Museum
18 December 2016
10.30am-4pm
Families / £5 per child
Event
Swansea Vegan Christmas Market
National Waterfront Museum
18 December 2016
10am – 4pm
All / Free
Event
Festive Film: Miracle on 34th Street (U: 1947)
National Waterfront Museum
18 December 2016
2.30pm
All / Free
Event
Funky Calendars
National Waterfront Museum
2831 December 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
All / Free
Event
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: The Gruffalo’s Child (U: 2011)
National Waterfront Museum
4 January 2017
10.30am
Under 5’s / Free
Event
Little Mice Club: New Year
National Waterfront Museum
6 January 2017
10.30am – 12pm
Preschool children and their parents or carers. / Free
Event
Dewch i Ganu - Come to Sing!
National Waterfront Museum
7 January 2017
11am
All / Free
Event
Mari Lwyd Puppets
National Waterfront Museum
7 & 8 January 2017
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Star Gazing Evening
National Waterfront Museum
13 January 2017
7pm
All / Free
Event
3D Space Show
National Waterfront Museum
13 January 2017
7pm
Families / Free
Talk
Nelson: his life and legacy
National Waterfront Museum
14 January 2017
11am
Adults / Free
Event
Thrifty Kids: Recycled Milk Carton Elephant
National Waterfront Museum
14 January 2017
10.30am-12.30pm
Families / Free
Course
Lazy Crafternoons: Upcycled Shopping Bag
National Waterfront Museum
14 January 2017
1.30pm
Adults / £5pp
Talk
Out of the Darkness
National Waterfront Museum
14 January 2017
2pm
Adults / Free
Event
Museum Monthly Movies: Wall-E
National Waterfront Museum
15 January 2017
2.30pm
Families / Free
Picture of an apple
Course
Apple Pruning Course
St Fagans National History Museum
18 January 2017
10am-1pm
Adults / £30
Talk
When Dai became Tommy
National Waterfront Museum
21 January 2017
11am
Adults / Free
Event
Santes Dwynwen – Love Bugs
National Waterfront Museum
21 & 22 January 2017
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Families / Free
Picture of a wedding
Event
Wedding Showcase
St Fagans National History Museum
22 January 2017
11.30am-3.30pm
Adults / Free
Event
Love Music – With Bronwen Lewis
National Waterfront Museum
22 January 2017
2pm –3pm
All / Free
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Event
Artes Mundi 7 Conference
National Museum Cardiff
25 January 2017
All / Free
Talk
Science Cafe
National Waterfront Museum
25 January 2017
7.30pm
Adults / Free
Event
Fireside Stories - National Storytelling Week
St Fagans National History Museum
28 & 29 January 2017
11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Pirate Weekend
National Waterfront Museum
28 & 29 January 2017
12pm -4pm
Families / Free
Event
Pirate Ship’s Surgeon
National Waterfront Museum
28 & 29 January 2017
11am -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