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Britain’s First Astronaut wows crowds at Waterfront

British scientist and astronaut Helen Sharman (OBE) recently wowed crowds at the National Waterfront Museum as she took to the stage to present a fascinating talk all about her first encounters of space.

The sell-out event took place on Saturday 30 January where Helen shared some of her first-hand experiences in front of a live packed audience.

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Waterfront celebrates Year of the Monkey

Chinese New Year will soon be here and the National Waterfront Museum is once again helping the Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre with its exciting plans for the celebrations.

2016 welcomes the Year of the Monkey and visitors are encouraged to join in the festivities with a day of music, workshops and performances for all the family this Sunday, 7 February from 11am-4.30pm.

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New Welsh dinosaur has a name

he oldest Jurassic dinosaur in the UK is formally named and described in a paper published this week

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New Welsh dinosaur has a name

he oldest Jurassic dinosaur in the UK is formally named and described in a paper published this week

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Wales’ national museums popular destinations for tourists

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sees 26% increase in the number of overseas visitors

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Wales’ national museums popular destinations for tourists

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sees 26% increase in the number of overseas visitors

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Response by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to the Welsh Government's budget announcement

“Like all other public sector institutions, we have not been immune to the effects of austerity. We have been faced with difficult decisions over the last three years due to a reduced operating budget. Our budget will now be further reduced by £1m (4.7%), which will inevitably have an impact on our services to the public.

“However, working with the Welsh Government, we will do our best to continue to provide high quality exhibitions, events and activities which are currently enjoyed by over 1.7 million visitors.

“Our work with partners and communities also remains a priority. It is well evidenced that culture can have a transformational impact on people’s aspirations and help change lives. 

“We will continue to make the case to secure the future of Amgueddfa Cymru and safeguard the national collections for the people of Wales.”

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Response by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to the Welsh Government's budget announcement

“Like all other public sector institutions, we have not been immune to the effects of austerity. We have been faced with difficult decisions over the last three years due to a reduced operating budget. Our budget will now be further reduced by £1m (4.7%), which will inevitably have an impact on our services to the public.

“However, working with the Welsh Government, we will do our best to continue to provide high quality exhibitions, events and activities which are currently enjoyed by over 1.7 million visitors.

“Our work with partners and communities also remains a priority. It is well evidenced that culture can have a transformational impact on people’s aspirations and help change lives. 

“We will continue to make the case to secure the future of Amgueddfa Cymru and safeguard the national collections for the people of Wales.”

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Students Make Do and Mend for popular competition

Students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been showcasing their creativity at the annual Colleges Competition at the National Wool Museum.

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Pupils Construct Robots from Trash!

School pupils from across South Wales will today (Thursday 10 December) showcase their science, technology and engineering skills at this year’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional tournament at the National Waterfront Museum.

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Stonehenge ‘bluestone’ quarries confirmed 140 miles away in Wales

Research by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales leads to outcrops where Stonehenge stones were extracted

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