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Treasures found near Cardiff

Late Bronze Age, Medieval and Tudor period artefacts found in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan declared as treasures

Eight discoveries dated to the Late Bronze Age (around 1000-800 BC or 3,000-2,800 years ago), the Middle Ages (from the 5th to the 15th centuries) and the Tudor period (16th century) have today (22nd April 2015) been declared treasures by H.M. Coroner for Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan.

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World Wide Weave showcases at the National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum in Dre-fach Felindre is delighted to welcome a brand new exhibition this spring.

The Camphill Foundation’s World Wide Weave display will showcase from Tuesday 21 April to Thursday 7 May and is an exciting addition for visitors to the site. 

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Fragile? is the first major contemporary ceramics exhibition at National Museum Cardiff

A major new exhibition showcasing the beauty and diversity of contemporary ceramics will be shown at National Museum Cardiff from 18 April to 4 October 2015. Bringing together contemporary ceramics from the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Derek Williams Trust collections, alongside exciting new commissions and significant loans, Fragile? explores ceramics as a vibrant and complex contemporary art medium.

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Discover Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales First World War Centenary events and exhibitions happening in 2015

Following last year’s vast range of activities to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War, this year Amgueddfa Cymru – National Musuem Wales will continue to commemorate the war with a series of new exhibitions, events and projects across all its seven sites.


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Discover tropical plants, past and present with National Museum Wales at the RHS Flower show in Cardiff

The sun is shining and trees are blooming… Spring is in the air! For those who are looking for something special to do in Cardiff, why not visit the Museum’s marquee at this weekend’s Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in Cardiff, Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April.  Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales will offer hands-on, family-friendly activities including hunting for fossils and identifying exotic tropical plants.

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Codes, Crafts and Science arrive at Waterfront for busy Easter break

Eggciting holiday activities will be wowing crowds this Easter at the National Waterfront Museum.

Kicking things off this Friday (3 April) is the annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 12pm to 4pm where families will enjoy a mix of trails, crafts, storytelling, performances from Swansea Accordion Orchestra, a chance to meet Peppa Pig and a special visit from Swansea Community Farm.

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Discover life and work of overlooked evolutionist at Oriel y Parc

An exhibition featuring the ground-breaking work of a remarkable Welshman, who discovered the process of evolution by natural selection alongside Charles Darwin, has gone on display at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

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New Pop-up Museum about cycling in National Museum Cardiff

Pedal Power and Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales have teamed up to create a special museum about cycling which will pop up this weekend on Sunday, 29 March from 10:00-17:00, at National Museum Cardiff.

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Treasure found near Wrexham - Late Bronze Age artefacts found in Rossett Community declared as treasure

A Late Bronze Age hoard of two gold artefacts, which are thought to be dated to around 1000-800 BC, or 3,000-2,800 years ago, have today (26th March 2015) been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for North East Wales.

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Pupils Showcase the World of Welsh Rugby

Pupils from Ysgol Pen y Bryn in Swansea will tonight (Friday 27 March: 6pm) launch a brand new exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum.

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Candelori’s Craftsmen at Work showcases at Waterfront

A brand new exhibition by sculptor Adriano Candelori will launch today Saturday 21 March at the National Waterfont Museum in Swansea.

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Observing the Partial Solar Eclipse at National Museum Cardiff

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see a partial eclipse of the Sun, visible in Cardiff on Friday 20 March. Cardiff University, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales and the Institute of Physics are teaming up to ensure you can watch this wonderful phenomenon safely, with experts on hand. There are also a series of talks at National Museum Cardiff on Thursday 19 March to celebrate the event.

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Local marketer scoops national award for marketing excellence

Marie Szymonski, Marketing & Communications Officer at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea has recently been awarded Museums Marketing Champion of the Year at a prestigious awards event in the National Library of Wales.

The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff in museums, archives and libraries across Wales, often with very limited resources.

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Waterfront celebrates British Science Week and Mother’s Day this weekend

Get hands on at this weekend's Super Science Saturday on 14 March. From 12-4pm visitors can get involved in interactive demonstrations, hands on activities and jaw-dropping experiments.

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Pepsi Tate Bass Guitar to be displayed at the National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea has recently been donated a Royal Electra bass guitar to feature in the Day’s Work Gallery. This gallery explores how working life has changed in Welsh industry over the last century with a bespoke section all about the Welsh music industry.

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Life saving measures for National Museum Wales sites

Life-saving defibrillators have been installed at all seven of Wales’ National Museums to safeguard both the staff and the 1.6 million people (on average) who visit each year. The defibrillators have been placed at all museums and staff at each museum have been trained on how to use the lifesaving equipment.

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Marine litter is focus of Môr Plastig exhibition at Oriel y Parc

Marine litter from around the Pembrokeshire Coast has been photographed in forensic detail to challenge traditional ideas of what is ‘natural’ for a new exhibition at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

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Enjoy reading with the dinosaurs

As part of celebrations around World Book Day on March 5th 2015, learning officers from National Museum Cardiff take the magic of reading and writing to Merthyr Tydfil this year to, take part in  the annual arts and literature festival, Spread the Word festival hosted by the Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust.

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales acquires Lucian Freud’s Auerbach paintings

Two paintings by Frank Auerbach have found a permanent home at National Museum Cardiff. The works, which will be on display in the museum from 17 March, has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of his friend the world-famous artist, Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, and allocated permanently to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.

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Treasure found in Anglesey

Late Bronze Age artefacts found in Cwm Cadnant Community declared as treasure

A Late Bronze Age hoard of four gold and copper artefacts, which are thought to be dated to around 1000-800 BC, or 3,000-2,800 years ago, have yesterday (25th February 2015) been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for North West Wales.

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