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£100,000 awarded to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has been awarded funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to offer visitors a broad range of exhibitions and activities at its national museum in Cardiff.

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Amgueddfa Cymru appoints new Director of Collections and Research

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Peter Wakelin as the organisation’s new Director of Collections and Research. Peter Wakelin joined Amgueddfa Cymru this month and will be responsible for the departments of Art, History & Archaeology, Natural Sciences and Collections Services.

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Seeing Stars at National Musuem Cardiff

Back by popular demand, National Museum Cardiff will again be hosting a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities, talks and displays for all the family on Saturday 11 January, 10am-4pm as part of the popular BBC Stargazing Live events, which reveals stunning images from Earth’s most powerful telescopes - and beyond - during three nights of extraordinary astronomical events.

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Top 5 activities to do at Cardiff museums over the holiday season

Christmas is the best time of the year but it can all get a bit too much. How long will it take to get Fed up of the festivities? Purse pinching? Kids whining?  Feeling bloated? Bored of the TV? Stressed at the sales? Need to get away from it all? Look no further than Cardiff’s national museums – National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans National History Museum where there is plenty of things for all the family to do over the festive period…and FOR FREE! (open on December 27, 28, 29, 31 & January 2, 3, 4, 5, 10am-5pm).

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New Director of Artes Mundi reveals shortlist for the UK’s biggest contemporary art prize

The shortlist for the sixth Artes Mundi Prize was announced today (12 December 2013) by Karen MacKinnon, Artes Mundi’s new Director & Curator. It includes outstanding artists from eight countries:Carlos Bunga (Portugal), Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (UK), Omer Fast (Israel), Theaster Gates (USA), Sanja Iveković (Croatia), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Sharon Lockhart (USA), Renata Lucas (Brazil), Renzo Martens (The Netherlands).

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Further evidence links West Wales with Stonehenge

New research pinpoints major source of Stonehenge’s spotted dolerites

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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.