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Stretch Little Legs & Imagination at St Fagan's New Play Area

With the sun shining at the beginning of Pre-school playweek, where better to give those little couch potatoes a day of sweet fresh air and plenty of exercise for both their minds and bodies, than in the 100 acres of rolling fields, lanes and parklands at the Museum of Welsh Life?. With thousands of young children and their parents enjoying the site each year, St Fagan's has further developed its children's play area with a brand new playground for the youngest members of the family.
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Cardiff Science Festival

Come and join the National Museum & Gallery on 9 July for a day full of activities in celebration of science in Cardiff, as part of the first ever Cardiff Science Festival, which is held from 7
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Colour and Light: 50 Impressionist works at the National Museum of Wales

Dr Colin Bailey, Chief Curator at New York's famous Frick Collection, tonight spoke at the US launch of Colour and Light, an impressive new book outlining the history of the world-acclaimed Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. He said:

"This is the first book on Cardiff's collection to be published for over twenty years. Having been to Cardiff myself, I am delighted that the National Museum of Wales has brought this book here to New York to launch. I congratulate the author Ann Sumner and the Museum on this excellent book."

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Best week ever for UK's top museum

Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales celebrated a bumper week with a record number of visitors coming through the doors, last week. Between 30 May and 5 June, 6836 people visited this top Museum in Blaenafon, a week after Big Pit was named at the winner of this year's prestigious Gulbenkian prize for Museum of the Year.
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Lots of steam for a centenary celebration

The Welsh Slate Museum Llanberis hosts a special show on the weekend of 18–19 June to celebrate the centenary of its steam engine UNA. The event, which is sure to attract rail enthusiasts, offers an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the magic of steam. Visitors will be able to ride on miniature steam trains brought together specifically for the celebration.
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Gwlana Gets Going At The National Woollen Museum

June sees the National Woollen Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, celebrate the old Welsh custom of Gwlana, with a series of events aimed at the whole family.
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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.