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Industrial action at Wales' National Museums


“We regret that some of Wales’ seven national museums will be affected by a series of strikes by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union this weekend, regarding the future of Premium Payments - additional allowances paid to staff who work weekends and Bank Holidays.


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Cardiff University and National Museum Wales join forces

Two of Wales’s major institutions have joined forces to help maximise the impact of their work.

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Who is better in battle? The Romans or the Celts?

You choose who wins at the National Roman Legion Museum

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New Children’s Explorer Passport

Wales’ heritage bodies team up for summer campaign

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New Keeper of Art for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Renton as its new Keeper of Art. Previously Head of Applied Art for Amgueddfa Cymru, Andrew replaces Oliver Fairclough who retired from his post last month after 28 years working for the organisation.

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Ragnar Kjartansson with National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi shortlisted for award

The four shortlisted museums and their nominated artists for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015, generously supported since its inception by the Sfumato Foundation, have been announced. The nominees are:

  • Pablo Helguera with the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

  • Ragnar Kjartansson with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi

  • Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough with The Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, in partnership with LUX

  • Katrina Palmer with The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery in collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute

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Could YOU help care for dinosaurs, Impressionist masterpieces and a coal mine?

A 200 million year old meat-eating Welsh dinosaur; 500 years’ worth of paintings from all around the world; the world’s largest leatherback turtle; the largest gemstone collection found anywhere in Roman Europe; a valuable piece of moon rock from the Apollo 12 mission, and a working coal mine.

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Tropical shellfish could threaten British wildlife

Experts from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales are warning that marine bivalve species (such as scallops and oysters), which have recently been found on the British and Irish shores, could have a negative impact on our marine life.

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Treasure found near Bronington, Wrexham

Late medieval hoard of gold and silver declared treasure

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Join us to discover The Wisdom of Wool

The National Wool Museum situated right in the heart of the Teifi Valley is delighted to welcome a brand new exhibition – The Wisdom of Wool – on display until 30 June.

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New Welsh dinosaur found near Cardiff

First Jurassic meat-eating dinosaur discovered in Wales goes on display at National Museum Cardiff

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Diary Marker: Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Seiont Manor Hotel, Llanrug near Caernarfon

10.45am-1pm, Thursday 18 June 2015

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales awarded for its volunteers’ programme

Today (Monday, 1 June 2015), at the beginning of Volunteers’ Week, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales was presented with a ‘Investing in Volunteers’ Award, for the opportunities presented to volunteers at its eight sites.

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