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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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Diary Marker: Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’s

Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees

National Museum Cardiff

10.15am-1pm, Thursday 11 September 2014

Members of the public who are interested in the work of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, are invited to observe the Museum’s quarterly board meeting in the Court Room, National Museum Cardiff on Thursday, 11 September 2014 from 10.15am-1pm. There will be an opportunity to meet with the Board and Executive afterwards.

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New Pop-up Museum debuts in Cardiff

To celebrate the first ever Welsh Museums Festival and to coincide with this year’s Museums Association Conference, a new partnership between Cardiff Story MuseumAmgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the Heritage Lottery Fund has been launched to create a public-led Pop-Up Museum.

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A Spectacular Roman time in Caerleon this summer

A Spectacular Roman time awaits you at Caerleon this August. 19th August 2014 will mark the Bimillennial anniversary of the death of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. So the National Roman Legion Museum invite you to Be an Emperor for the Day! This day marks 2,000 years since the first Roman Emperor, Augustus died. Join our craft workshop to wear a toga, make head wreaths and coins.19 August, 11am-5pm.

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First World War propaganda prints go on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales launches a series of exhibitions and events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

 

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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.