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Wales at Work

To celebrate the opening of the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, the National Museum & Gallery showcases an art exhibition exploring the industries that shaped Wales.

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Victorian Dreamers
Welsh collectors of 19th century art

22 October 2005–8 January 2006

Victorian Dreamers is a new exhibition of major Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian neo-Classical, landscape and genre works on show at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff.  

The exhibition focuses on the diversity and interests of Welsh collectors from the Victorian period through to the present day.  These collections are less-known than those of their northern English contemporaries, whose works formed major collections in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and the Midlands.

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4 DAYS LEFT FOR WALES TO VOTE A PAINTING FROM THE NATIONAL WELSH COLLECTIONS AS THE GREATEST PAINTING IN BRITAIN

Support the National Museums & Galleries of Wales by voting now

The poll is one of the UK's biggest ever interactive events for the visual arts – in the search for 'The Greatest Painting in Britain.’

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Summer Holiday Fun

Cardiff's National Museum & Gallery's family events programme is led this summer by the wonders of Science. From Beachwatch to Desert Snakes, there's something for everyone at Glanely Discovery Gallery.
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Self Portrait UK 14-19: How does teenage Britain see itself?

www.channel4.com/selfportraituk

Welsh TV presenter and actress, Lisa Rogers, will unveil the Self Portrait UK 14–19 exhibition at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff on Thursday, 14 July.

A thought-provoking touring exhibition of teenage self portraits submitted to Channel 4's hugely successful self-portrait campaign, Self Portrait UK gives a unique insight into the many different identities, individual stories and cultures of young people in Britain today.

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Artes Mundi

Wales International Visual Art Prize

Artes Mundi today announced the international list of names of its selectors and panel of judges for the second Artes Mundi Prize, to be awarded in March 2006.

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  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.