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Treasure found in Pembrokeshire

Late Bronze Age artefacts found at Marloes & St Brides declared as treasure

A Late Bronze Age hoard of ten bronze and copper artefacts, which are thought to be dated to the Late Bronze Age (around 1000-800 BC or 3,000-2,800 years ago) have today (27th November 2014) been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for Pembrokeshire.

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National Wool Museum gets into the Christmas spirit

If you are looking for unusual items to give as presents this festive season, then do not miss the Festive Craft Fair at the National Wool Museum on Saturday 29 November.

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US Tour for Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales landscape exhibition

Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape to tour four American cities December 2014April 2016

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Have a 'slate' time this Christmas

Festive frolicks at the National Slate Museum Winter Fair

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Festive fun activities for everyone this Christmas

At last the trees are shedding their colourful leaves and the temperatures are dropping... Winter is coming and with it comes Christmas time!

Why not escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets this year and enjoy spending the winter break with family? Let’s take hats and mittens off and start the holidays indulging yourself with a warm drink and festive confectionery at the Museum Café before enjoying together one of the activities offered by the National Museums in Cardiff, Caerleon and St Fagans.

The Museums will be opened all through the Christmas holidays but will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December and January, 1st.

Top 8 fun Christmas activities this winter:

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Museum explores new perspectives on archaeology in Wales

On Saturday 15 November, from 10:30 am, leading experts in archaeology across Wales and England will be attending the annual conference Archaeopasts 2014 at National Museum Cardiff to present new perspectives on archaeology in Wales. Throughout the day, results of recent archaeological research and hidden histories within archaeological collections will be revealed to the public.

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Artes Mundi 6 Prize and Exhibition





National Museum Cardiff | Chapter | Ffotogallery, Penarth

24 October 2014 – 22 February 2015

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Model Railway Day stops off at the Wool Museum

Model Rail Day will hit the track at the National Wool Museum from 10am-3pm on Saturday 1 November. It will be a chance for visitors to see 20ft layouts of Cilgerran to Cardigan and one of Manorbir, Pembrokeshire.

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Autumn fun at the National Roman Legion Museum

Ah, autumn, the smell of bonfires, fireworks and fish sauce… wait a minute, fish sauce?! Yes, visitors to the National Roman Legion Museum this half term (27-31 October) will be able to see the rotten, bloody and mouldy side of Roman life in their ‘Gore Blimey!’ workshops (11am – 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm and cost £2 per child). Let’s hope you’ve got a strong stomach!

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New Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Trustee appointed

Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, has announced the appointment of a new Trustee to the Museum’s Board.

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New Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Trustee appointed

Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, has announced the appointment of a new Trustee to the Museum’s Board.

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New exhibition places Dylan Thomas at the National Waterfront Museum

Placing Dylan - a brand new exhibition is soon to arrive at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Curated by London-born artist and art historian Ceri Thomas, Placing Dylan presents a selection of images created and interpreted by Ceri over the past 20 years.

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Unearthing the past: Heritage Lottery grant supports new initiative to get the best from archaeological finds

Every year, metal detectorists, farmers and walkers discover archaeological finds that could have important stories to tell us about the past in Wales. But do we get the most out of these discoveries?

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in partnership with The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales has attracted a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fulfil the exciting potential of new discoveries. The project Saving Treasures, Telling Stories has been awarded £349,000 to work with finders and communities and enhance the archaeology collections of national and local museums across Wales.

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Wales’ Roman museum first in the world to trial iBeacons app

The National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon is the first Roman museum in the world to   trial the new iBeacons app which will enable visitors to discover more about the collections on their mobile devices as they walk around the site. Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) is trialling the Culture and Heritage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology (Apple iBeacon), in partnership with People’s Collection Wales and the Locly (app and platform) at the museum in Caerleon following the success of the first trial at the National Slate Musuem in Llanberis. The iBeacons technology was launched today at the National Roman Legion Museum by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates AM.

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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.