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The social history and industrial collections at Amgueddfa Cymru provide a unique insight into the rich heritage and culture of Wales. Spanning an era when Wales was the first industrial nation of the world, our collections help us understand how people lived, worked, and spent their leisure time, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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  • GalleriesSenghenydd Disaster: Inspector of Mines notebooks

    31 July 2013

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    View the notebooks made by the Inspector of Mines as he walked around the devistated workings immediately following the explosion at the Universal Colliery, Senghenydd - the worst mining disaster in the history of the British coalfields.

  • GalleriesWelsh Lovespoon online gallery

    17 September 2012

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    The lovespoon collection at Amgueddfa Cymru contains beautifully ornamented examples both historical and modern. Here we look at a selection of lovespoons, the oldest of which dates back to 1667

  • GalleriesCoal Miners' Badges

    13 July 2012

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    There are many examples of badges connected to the coal industry. These badges were usually produced during industrial disputes or following mining disasters and were often sold to raise funds. Amgueddfa Cymru have several hundred examples of these these badges, some of which are now available to view online.

  • GalleriesJohn Cornwell

    10 January 2012



  • PagesHistory of the Welsh Eisteddfodau

    6 April 2007

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    Although the history of the Eisteddfod may traced back to a bardic competition held in Cardigan Castle in 1176, the roots of the modern National Eisteddfod as we know it today lie in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
  • PagesThe Gorsedd of the Bards

    13 March 2007

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    The Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain is a society of poets, writers, musicians, artists and individuals who have made a notable contribution to the nation, its language and culture. It operates through the medium of the Welsh language.