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Be part of the national museum's vision!

The people of Wales can become part of National Museums in Wales' Vision, as the organisation embarks on a period of public consultation on their work and plans for the future.
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Friends Reunited: Reuniting WWII Evacuees at the Museum of Welsh Life

With the dark clouds of war looming over Britain in 1938, the Government decided to take steps to ensure the safety of children and the vulnerable in industrial or urban areas that might be the targets of enemy attacks or bombings. Over the war years, a million and a half children were moved to safer, rural areas, many thousands of them to Wales, including Nina Bawden, author of the children's classic Carrie's War. To reunite the evacuees that stayed in Wales during the Second World War with their friends and host families, the Museum of Welsh Life welcomes the war children to meet again on St David's Day for a day of memories, stories, music and reunion.

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A taste of the Good Life - Farmers' Market Comes to St Fagans

If you fancy some Vale of Glamorgan lamb, accompanied by fresh, organic vegetables or some organic wine from the vineyars of Cowbridge, the Museum of Welsh Life can offer you a taste of the good life with its new monthly farmers' markets. A large range of free-range and organic produce from local farms and small rural businesses will be available at the Museum of Welsh Life, starting this Saturday, 26 February.
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SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR ST DAVID CELEBRATIONS

The Welsh Slate Museum Llanberis has organised special events on Sunday 27 February to celebrate Wales' patron saint this year. The fun starts at 1.00pm and runs until 4.00pm.
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Gwen John and Augustus John

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
12 February

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NMGW Announces Honorary Research Fellows

The Council of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales has announced the names of five distinguished academics as Honorary Research Fellows. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, the Honorary Research Fellows are being recognised by NMGW for their achievements in their individual fields of expertise.
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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.