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A Passion for Glass at National Museum Cardiff

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.

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Did the Romans invent Christmas?

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?

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Test your trivia at Waterfront’s Christmas Quiz

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.

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Festive season kicks off at Waterfront this weekend!

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!

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Treasure found in Pembrokeshire

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.

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National Wool Museum gets into the Christmas spirit

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.

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US Tour for Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales landscape exhibition

Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape to tour four American cities December 2014April 2016

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Have a 'slate' time this Christmas

Festive frolicks at the National Slate Museum Winter Fair

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Festive fun activities for everyone this Christmas

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:

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Museum explores new perspectives on archaeology in Wales

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.

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Artes Mundi 6 Prize and Exhibition





National Museum Cardiff | Chapter | Ffotogallery, Penarth

24 October 2014 – 22 February 2015

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Model Railway Day stops off at the Wool Museum

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.

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