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At last the trees are shedding their colourful leaves and the temperatures are dropping... Winter is coming and with it comes Christmas time!
Why not escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets this year and enjoy spending the winter break with family? Let’s take hats and mittens off and start the holidays indulging yourself with a warm drink and festive confectionery at the Museum Café before enjoying together one of the activities offered by the National Museums in Cardiff, Caerleon and St Fagans.
The Museums will be opened all through the Christmas holidays but will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December and January, 1st.
Top 8 fun Christmas activities this winter:
On Saturday 15 November, from 10:30 am, leading experts in archaeology across Wales and England will be attending the annual conference Archaeopasts 2014 at National Museum Cardiff to present new perspectives on archaeology in Wales. Throughout the day, results of recent archaeological research and hidden histories within archaeological collections will be revealed to the public.
CARLOS BUNGA | OMER FAST | THEASTER GATES
SANJA IVEKOVIĆ | RAGNAR KJARTANSSON | SHARON LOCKHART
RENATA LUCAS | RENZO MARTENS | KAREN MIRZA & BRAD BUTLER
National Museum Cardiff | Chapter | Ffotogallery, Penarth
24 October 2014 – 22 February 2015
Model Rail Day will hit the track at the National Wool Museum from 10am-3pm on Saturday 1 November. It will be a chance for visitors to see 20ft layouts of Cilgerran to Cardigan and one of Manorbir, Pembrokeshire.
Ah, autumn, the smell of bonfires, fireworks and fish sauce… wait a minute, fish sauce?! Yes, visitors to the National Roman Legion Museum this half term (27-31 October) will be able to see the rotten, bloody and mouldy side of Roman life in their ‘Gore Blimey!’ workshops (11am – 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm and cost £2 per child). Let’s hope you’ve got a strong stomach!
Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, has announced the appointment of a new Trustee to the Museum’s Board.