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Roman soldiers

From 75 AD Caerleon was home to the second Augustan legion. By 90 AD the Romans had completed their domination of south Wales. Let your little soldier experience life as a Roman soldier at the National Roman Legion Museum this half-term.

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Full steam ahead to half-term Model Railway Spectacular

Big, small, real or model, there's something for everyone at the National Slate Museum's annual Model Railway extravaganza coming up this half term, between 22-25 February 2007.

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Painting the Coalfield

Life as a coal miner has proved to be a rich source of inspiration for many artists over the years. During half term, Big Pit: National Coal Museum will give visitors the opportunity to create their own masterpieces and study artists influenced by this theme, including some who worked at the coalface themselves.

Workshops will be held at Big Pit on 19, 21 and 23 February (11 am - 4 pm) giving participants the chance to learn more about the mining industry and draw or paint their own perceptions of life at the coalfield.

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Wanted: Information on Welsh coal mines after 1947

Big Pit: National Coal Museum is planning to produce an illustrated booklet telling the story of workers from abroad who came to work in Welsh coal mines after the Second World War. We would like to interview former miners who were born in Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Italy or the former Yugoslavia.

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Impressive Half Term Line Up at St Fagans

As Wales gears up to face the remaining three countries in the Six Nations championship, St Fagans: National History Museum is preparing for the opening of a brand new gallery, Oriel 1 with a series of events during February which will suit avid Welsh rubgy fans.

Activities planned for half term at the open air museum will focus on some of the things which make us proud to be Welsh - a topic explored in Oriel 1, which will open at St Fagans later in the Spring. 

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St Teilo's Day of celebration

St Fagans: National History Museum's annual St Teilo's Day celebration is always well attended, and with the reconstruction of St Teilo's Church at the site near completion, this year's St Teilo's Day event held at the Church tomorrow on 9 February will be even more significant.

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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.