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
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
All / Free
painting of a ruined house by John Piper
Exhibition
Reflecting on War
National Museum Cardiff
30 April4 September 2016
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
Colleges Competition
National Wool Museum
8 November 20167 January 2017
All / Free
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Exhibition
Artes Mundi 7
National Museum Cardiff
21 October 201626 February 2017
All / Free
Exhibition
Poppies for Remembrance
National Wool Museum
13 September 20164 March 2017
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
8 March 20161 January 2017
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
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
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
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
The Amazing Adventures of Wallace and Bates
Event
The Amazing Adventures of Wallace & Bates
National Museum Cardiff
2329 July 2016
11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Families / £4 per adult, in advance (029) 2023 0130 www.ticketlineuk.com, £5 on the door, 16s & under free of charge.
Event
St Fagans Makers' Market
St Fagans National History Museum
23 July6 August 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Hunt the Seagull: Summer Trail
National Waterfront Museum
23 July13 August 2016
10am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Soldiering On…
National Roman Legion Museum
23 July26 August 2016
12pm-4pm Mon – Sat, 2-4pm Sun.
All / 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
Miners' Fortnight
Big Pit National Coal Museum
25 July5 August 2016
12pm-4pm
Families / Crafts £2 per child
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
Illustration by Quentin Blake
Event
Quentin Blake: Inside Stories Family Workshop
National Museum Cardiff
2628 July & 24 August
11am, 1pm & 3pm
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
Event
Print a Vintage Railway Poster
National Waterfront Museum
2730 July 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Hands on / 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
Talk
Taith Iaith
National Museum Cardiff
28 July 2016
1.05pm
Welsh learners / Free
Event
Scrappy Sheep Club: Three Cool Paper Planes
National Wool Museum
2830 July 2016
12pm-3pm
Families / Free
Event
Little Lambs: Songs and Story time
National Wool Museum
29 July 2016
10.30am
Families / Free
Event
Organ Recital
National Museum Cardiff
29 July 2016
1pm
All / Free
Event
Mission Gallery: Clay Extravaganza
National Waterfront Museum
29 July 2016
11am & 2pm
Hands on / Free
Talk
Stanhope in Focus: Meet the Curator
National Waterfront Museum
30 July 2016
11am
All / Free
Event
Mission Gallery: Clay Extravaganza
National Waterfront Museum
30 July 2016
12pm-3.30pm
Hands on / Free
Event
Mission Gallery: Firing Demo
National Waterfront Museum
1 August 2016
11am-3.30pm
Families / Free
Event
The Sound of Slate
National Slate Museum
15 August 2016
All / Free
Event
K’Nex Trains, Tracks & Bridges
National Waterfront Museum
26 August 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: Bambi (U:1942)
National Waterfront Museum
3 August 2016
10.30am
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
Living History Weekend
Big Pit National Coal Museum
6 & 7 August 2016
12pm-4pm
All / Free
Event
Cloud Decoders
National Waterfront Museum
813 August 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
Picture of a stack of books
Event
Storytelling and more.....
St Fagans National History Museum
8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24 August
3-4pm
Families / Free
Talk
Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences
National Museum Cardiff
9 August 2016
1.05pm
8+ / Free
Event
Summer Science
National Waterfront Museum
911 August 2016
11.30am, 1pm & 3pm
Suitable for age 7+ / Booking required contact (029) 2057 3600
Event
Crafty Worms
National Museum Cardiff
911 & 1618 August
11am, 1pm & 3pm
Families / Free
Event
Scrappy Sheep Club: Spinning Helicopters & Plunging Parachutes
National Wool Museum
1113 August 2016
12pm-3pm
Families / Free
Event
Makers Market
National Waterfront Museum
13 & 14 August 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Cilewent
Event
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National History Museum
13, 1920 & 2627 August
8.45pm
12+ (Under 18s must be with an adult) / £15 per ticket
Event
Police Awareness Activity Day
St Fagans National History Museum
14 August 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Marina Market
National Waterfront Museum
14 August 2016
10am-3pm
All / Free
Event
Pre-Loved Popup Fair
National Waterfront Museum
14 August 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Event
Penydarren Steam Loco
National Waterfront Museum
14 August 2016
12pm-3.30pm
Weather dependent / Free
Event
Meet Mr Trevithick
National Waterfront Museum
14 August 2016
12pm-3.30pm
All / Free
Event
Porthcawl Miniature Railway
National Waterfront Museum
14 August 2016
12pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
Event
Rope Machine
National Waterfront Museum
1521 August 2016
12.30pm-3.30pm
Families / Free
Friends National Museum Wales
Talk
Friends Lecture
National Museum Cardiff
17 August 2016
10.30am
All / Admission charge £10, payable on the door, subject to availability.
Talk
Presidential Lecture
National Waterfront Museum
20 August 2016
11am
Adults / Free
Event
Pirate Weekend
National Waterfront Museum
20 & 21 August 2016
11am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
Pirate Ship's Surgeon
National Waterfront Museum
20 & 21 August 2016
11am-4pm
Families / Free
Event
The Imagination of Roald Dahl: Storytelling Workshops for Families
National Museum Cardiff
2325 August 2016
11am, 1pm & 3pm
Families / Free
timeline showing first welsh message sent on the internet, in 1989
Talk
Taith Iaith
National Museum Cardiff
25 August 2016
1.05pm
Welsh learners / Free
Event
Scrappy Sheep Club: Morse Code Beady Bracelet
National Wool Museum
2527 August 2016
12pm-3pm
Families / Free
Event
Organ Recital
National Museum Cardiff
26 August 2016
1pm
All / Free
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.
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
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
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
National Museum Cardiff
13 September 2016
1.05pm
All / Free
household pests
Talk
Meet the Conservator: Care of the Collections
National Museum Cardiff
14 September 2016
1.05pm
Adults / Free
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
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
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
Event
Organ Recital
National Museum Cardiff
30 September 2016
1pm
All / Free
Event
Meet the Gardener
St Fagans National History Museum
Every Thursday
2-3pm
Adults / Free
Event
West Wales Wool Show in Narberth
National Wool Museum
8 October 2016
10am-4pm
All / Free
Course
Rose Pruning Course: Climbers and Ramblers
St Fagans National History Museum
12 October 2016
10am-1pm
Adults / £30
Course
Make an Apple Picker
National Wool Museum
14 October 2016
1pm-4pm
Suitable for beginners / £20pp
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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
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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
Gore Blimey!
National Roman Legion Museum
2428 October 2016
11am – 3pm, last entry 2.30pm
Families / £2 per child
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
Scrappy Sheep Club: Whizzing Witches & Spinning Spiders
National Wool Museum
2729 October 2016
12pm-3pm
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
Course
Make an Irish Donkey Creel
National Wool Museum
4, 11 & 18 November
1pm-4pm
Adults / £60pp
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
Course
Festive Wreaths
National Wool Museum
19 November 2016
1pm-5pm
All - children must be accompanied by an adult / £25pp
Event
Christmas Craft Fair
National Wool Museum
26 November 2016
10am-3pm
All / Free
Event
Winter Fair
National Slate Museum
27 November 2016
11am - 3pm
Families / Small charge to see Santa and for craft- making
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
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