You are here:  >   >   > 

Press Releases


School’s out for a week but there’s plenty of events, activities and exhibitions on at National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans National History Museum to keep the kids happy this half term 22-28 February whatever your interest, from art and crafts, archaeology, gardening to natural history – and admission is FREE!

Half term week is the last chance to see Wales’s prehistoric, Bronze Age and medieval treasures in their current form at National Museum Cardiff, before part of the collection is redisplayed at St Fagans National History Museum. Visit Origins: In Search of Early Wales at National Museum Cardiff before Monday, 3 March 2014 to see your favourite archaeological objects. 


Join in the I Love Archaeology workshops where you’ll find out more about some of the collections and contribute to a piece of collaborative art. (22–28 Feb, 11am-4pm)


Discover more about Alfred Wallace the forgotten evolutionist in our brilliant natural history exhibition. Find out about the Victorian naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace in our family-friendly workshop Where’s Wallace? (22–28 Feb, 11am, 1pm & 3pm)


Sir Peter Blake presents his illustrations of Under Milk Wood at National Museum Cardiff. This major body of work is the culmination of a 25-year project and includes portraits, collages and illustrations from the fictional town of Llareggub. Take part in the Illustration Workshop where you will work with an artist to illustrate familiar words using collage and drawing techniques. (25–28 Feb, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm).

St Fagans National History Museum has a jam-packed programme of family-friendly activities that will entertain kids of all ages.  The Museum’s famous Art Cart will be wheeled out every day during the holiday with facilitated sessions examining the natural world (24–28 February 2014, 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm).


At St Fagans, find out how people cooked food, kept warm and built houses in the past in special Sustainability Workshops (25 – 28 Feb, 11am, 1pm & 3pm). And where better to end the school holidays than St Fagans by Celebrating St David’s Day on March 1st with folk dancing, traditional baking, giant daffodils and a complimentary Welsh cake.


Entry to both Museums is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Government.

Date: 20 February 2014
« Back to news headlines
  • 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.