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Be amazed by The Blowfish & get creative this half term

There is plenty going on to keep the whole family entertained at the National Waterfront Museum this half term.

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Wanted: Your favourite object

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is asking visitors to the Urdd Eisteddfod in Caerphilly to help create a temporary museum 

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Mix of Vintage and Welsh Folk this weekend at the Waterfront

Get ready to get vintage this weekend (Sun 10 May) as the National Waterfront Museum throws open its doors to host the third Merry May’s Vintage & Handmade Emporium.

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National Museum Wales landscape exhibition opens today in Pennsylvania

Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape opens at Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Murder mystery night at National Museum Cardiff

Hundreds of people are gathered in the Main Hall to attend the unveiling of a new diamond exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. Excitement flows through the crowd that has gathered to view the largest and most beautiful diamond in the world. When suddenly, out of nowhere, a shrill cry rings out, silencing the muffled sound of the conversations:  a body has been found in the Museum. The museum is in lockdown, and the killer trapped inside.  It’s time to solve the Murder before the killer strikes again!  Can the museum scientists adapt their skills to find out where the victim went, whom he met and how he died?

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Do you have a great rugby story you’d like to share?

Libraries, archives and museums have joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to hold a competition for young people to celebrate rugby in Wales as part of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup celebrations.

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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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