The Vision

In 2006 we published our Vision to become ‘a world-class museum of learning’. This followed a wide-ranging public consultation with visitors, school groups, experts working in other museums, our Wales and UK partners, local community and interest groups, our supporters and funders, and many others.

You saidWe did

You supported the creation of a National Museum of Art, and a National Museum of Natural History at the National Museum Cardiff

In the summer of 2011 we will have completed the transformation of the first floor of the National Museum Cardiff into the National Museum of Art. The ground floor will then develop into the National Museum of Natural History.

You supported plans to develop St Fagans National History Museum.

St Fagans is being transformed into the home of Welsh history and a year-round visitor attraction with the creation of indoor spaces. Archaeology is also coming to St Fagans, extending the story of Wales and its people from the earliest times through to the present day.

You wanted to become more involved with your national museums.

We have uniquely changed the way in which we engage with the public and our stakeholders to ensure your national museums reflect your views and your experiences. We have highlighted on these pages some of the work our staff carry out, engaging with the people of Wales, and beyond.

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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.