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This December, visitors to National Museum Cardiff will be able to enjoy a brand new exhibition focusing on the work of French glassmaker Maurice Marinot, who was a pioneer in the development of glass as a studio art form. Maurice Marinot: A Passion for Glass, opening on 20 December until June 2015, is an installation that will show the pioneering work of the studio artist who skilfully explored the potential of glass work.
Every year we see people getting into the spirit of Christmas as soon as December begins. But did you know that around this time of year the Romans customs and traditions were actually not so different from ours?
Think you know your general knowledge? Then come along and sign up for the National Waterfront Museum’s quirky Christmas Quiz on Thursday 11 December at 7pm.
Join us this weekend as the National Waterfront Museum comes alive with a sparkling mix of crafts and carols, along with a visit from Santa and amazing animatronic penguins!
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.
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.
Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape to tour four American cities December 2014 – April 2016
Festive frolicks at the National Slate Museum Winter Fair
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:
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.
CARLOS BUNGA | OMER FAST | THEASTER GATES
SANJA IVEKOVIĆ | RAGNAR KJARTANSSON | SHARON LOCKHART
RENATA LUCAS | RENZO MARTENS | KAREN MIRZA & BRAD BUTLER
National Museum Cardiff | Chapter | Ffotogallery, Penarth
24 October 2014 – 22 February 2015
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.