Shaping our contribution to national events through public consultation

During the Urdd Eisteddfodau 2008 we discovered what visitors to national events like these found most enjoyable and successful.

You said We did
  • You liked family events and activities where children were able to learn about the Eisteddfod and the Museum, and were kept entertained!
  • You liked finding out about how the museum related to the location of each Eisteddfodau.
  • You liked talking to staff about objects and memories that were important to you.
  • In 2010 we included lots of activities for families and young people, and promoted the National Wool Museum at Drefach, as this was the closest museum to the Urdd Eisteddfod at Llanerchaeron.


    During the National Eisteddfod at Bala in 2009 we discussed the future direction of St Fagans

    Key themes were introduced to visitors:

    • Ancient People and Early Places
    • Living Buildings
    • Daily Life
    • Humans and the environment
    • Encounter and Exchange
    • Conflict and Peace
    • Religion and Belief

    120 visitors over an 8 day period were asked a range of questions including:

    • Which themes they thought were the most important for a national museum in Wales, in telling the stories of the peoples of Wales, to all our visitors and why
    • Which theme they personally liked the most, and why
    • Which other theme(s) they would choose, and why.

    The event successfully introduced the re-development project to visitors, and informed people that the Archaeology collections were being moved from the National Museum Cardiff to St Fagans. Many visitors used the opportunity to reconfirm their admiration for St Fagans as being the place to take their families and friends, highlighting key areas that were important to them. The event successfully demonstrated the relevance of St Fagans which is in south Wales, to the whole of Wales.

    » Find out more about the national events we are attending

    • 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.