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Big Pit remembers — 25 years on

Throughout the spring this year, Big Pit: National Coal Museum will be hosting a season of events and exhibitions marking the 25th anniversary of the Miners' Strike, which changed the industrial landscape of Wales forever.

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Major Impressionist inspired by Wales

New art exhibition at National Museum Cardiff presents Alfred Sisley in Wales

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New trees take root in the UK and Ireland

14 special species and hybrids of trees discovered by UK botanists


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With Love from Rome

Valentine's Day (14 February) is nowadays deemed one of the most romantic days of the year - a time when partners will share their love for one another or even make a lifelong commitment by getting married. But for the Romans, February was considered an unsuitable month for this romantic act. Mark Lewis, Curator at the National Roman Legion Museum explores whether their beliefs had an impact on the Romans as lovers:

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Darwin did Wales so Wales does Darwin

New exhibition at National Museum Cardiff marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth

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Sounds a First

Premiere performance of Neanderthal by Simon Thorne at National Museum Cardiff

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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.