Research

Solum Dugahill

Solitary hawkweed (Hieracium solum), a highly threatened species known from only two sites in Kintyre.

Vascular plant taxonomy & conservation biology

The priorities for the Vascular Plant Section are the taxonomy and conservation biology of flowering plants and ferns. The section's only current expert is Dr Tim Rich and the research undertaken reflects his interests and expertise trying to maximise use of the museum collections. Strong and active collaborative links are maintained with other botanical institutions such as National Botanic Garden of Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Bristol University. The work focuses on plants which are difficult to identify utilising the Welsh National Herbarium as the key reference collection. The results of the work are made available through contract reports, publications in refereed journals and books.

Current research projects are:

  • 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.