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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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Holiday fun at the National Woollen Museum

If you want to learn more about wool, art and crafts over the coming months, why not take a trip down west to the National Woollen Museum in Dre-fach Felindre?

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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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Memorial Unveiling Will Celebrate Significant Link With The United States

Americans from among The Welsh Abroad will visit the National Museums & Galleries of Wales's stand at this year's Eisteddfod to commemorate Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States. A special ceremony will take place on the afternoon of 4 August to unveil a memorial to Jefferson made of Welsh slate, after the end of the annual Welsh Abroad event.
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Summer Campaign Promotes Free Entry – For All

'Free power' is the catchy slogan being used as part of a special marketing campaign to promote the Welsh Slate Museum over the next few weeks, as part of a national campaign, reminding people that entry to all museums administered by the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) is free of charge.
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Summer Campaign Promotes Free Entry – For All

'Free fashion' is the catchy slogan being used as part of a special marketing campaign to promote the National Woollen Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, over the next few weeks, as part of a national campaign, reminding people that entry to all museums administered by the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) is free of charge.
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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.