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Celts and Creepiness for Half Term and Halloween fun at the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon

Before the Romans ever set foot in Caerleon the area was guarded by a hill fort full of fierce and warlike Celts. This Half Term, 24–28 October, you can come along to the Museum and find out some more about these people.

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Rugby legend launches National Waterfront Museum

Rugby legend, Gareth Edwards and Welsh Assembly Government First Minister, Rt. Hon Rhodri Morgan will today (17 October) officially open the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

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Colour Kickstart

THE countdown is on as the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea gets ready to launch this year's Big Draw event on October 8.

Now in its sixth year, The Big Draw 2005 — is set to send a wave of creativity from Swansea and around the National Museums & Galleries of Wales sites.

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Artist Mundi Prize 2006 — Welsh artist shortlisted for international prize

Welsh artist Sue Williams is one of eight artists chosen for the Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Art Prize, announced today (Wednesday September 28).

Cardiff based artist Sue Williams is the only artist from the UK chosen as part of the shortlist for the prestigious prize of £40,000. Sue Williams work is a passionate response to the human condition; exploring notions of gender, sexuality and notions of desire. Her work is in a number of public collections including the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Welsh Assembly Government and numerous and private collections throughout the UK and Europe.

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Big Pit remembers the 'forgotten conscripts'.

Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales - winner of this year's prestigious Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year - will be launching an exhibition on 1 Sept commemorating the contribution made by Wales's Bevin Boys to the Second World War.
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Wales at Work

To celebrate the opening of the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, the National Museum & Gallery showcases an art exhibition exploring the industries that shaped Wales.

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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.