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If you're looking for fun things to do with the kids this summer then why not head for the Welsh Slate Museum Llanberis?
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Move over Troy Boys, the Romans are back in town

If you've had enough of Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and the ancient Greeks, then Caerleon's the place for you this summer, as the Romans show us why they're the real soldiers of the ancient world.
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Caerleon becomes the centre of the Roman world on 10/11 July, with the return of the Roman Legionary Museum's Military Spectacular.
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There's no place like home... for 'Nora'!

'Nora' the first steam locomotive to run the Pontypool & Blaenafon Railway has returned home to Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales after twenty-one years, and will go on display at the former working colliery. 'Nora', and other rolling stock that have been housed at the Pontypool & Blaenafon Railway and the Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans were moved to Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales during a major operation, taking a number of days.
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New Museum Lighting Up Swansea Waterfront

--This is a Welsh Assembly Government press release--

The construction of the flagship National Waterfront Museum in Swansea reached another milestone today when First Minister Rhodri Morgan and Culture Minister Alun Pugh switched on the building's power supply.

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Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks - On Show in Wales

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
3 July - 19 September
Raphael's 'Madonna of the Pinks': The Virgin and Child in Renaissance Italy On tour from the National Gallery, London

Raphael's exquisite masterpiece Madonna of the Pinks will be on loan to the National Museum & Gallery this Summer giving the Welsh public the opportunity to see this recently acquired work as part of a UK-wide tour (3 July - 19 September).

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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.