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Support For The Museum From The First Minister For Wales

On a visit to the Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis, today (27 May 2005), the First Minister for Wales, Rhodri Morgan, stated his pride in the news of the success of the Big Pit Mining Museum - another of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales' family of museums - in this year's Gulbenkian Prize.
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Big Pit scoops top award

Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales is tonight (26 May) celebrating its success in winning this year's prestigious Gulbenkian prize for Museum of the Year, having beaten off stiff competition to win the £100,000 arts prize.
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Hair Raising — 1950s Salon Moves to St Fagans

Work begins next week on dismantling a sugar pink and baby blue hairdressing salon and adjacent barbers from Aberdare, south Wales to the Museum of Welsh Life. A beautiful snapshot of women's lives, style and growing independence on the cusp of the 1960s, the salon has been empty for decades on a once bustling shopping street but will now be conserved and re-erected alongside the world famous buildings at St Fagans.
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Calling all Bevin Boys

Big Pit celebrates VE Day by launching its appeal for Bevin Boys to get in touch. Were you a Bevin Boy, or were any men in your family Bevin Boys? Did you fall in love with a Bevin Boy? If so, we want to hear from you.
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What slate meant to our ancestors

The Welsh Slate Museum Llanberis hosts a series of special talks this month, focusing on the role played by the slate industry in people's daily lives. Diverse topics, ranging from the industry's relationship with seafaring to the kind of produce grown by quarrymen in their gardens, are intended to have a broad and popular appeal to visitors to the Museum.
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Monet — The Gardening Artist

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
23 April 2005

Claude Monet (1840-1926) one of the leading members of the Impressionist group, had a keen interest in gardening, as his later works clearly show. His garden at Giverny has long been admired by art lovers and gardeners alike, and works such as his delicate paintings of the Waterlilies became some of the most famous paintings in the world.

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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.