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Amgueddfa Cymru holds almost 1 million items that tell us about life in Wales, from when people lived in caves 250,000 years ago, to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Many of these objects are of huge financial value, others are simple and everyday, significant for the insights they give to the daily lives of the people who made them.

Discover what Wales was really like for our ancestors...

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Articles

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Storytellers

A selection of folk narratives from the extensive collections in the sound archive at St Fagans

Museums

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales operates seven national museums across Wales.

Art works

A selection of art works from Art Collections Online.

Latest

  • ArticlesThe Healing Power of Dogs

    4 March 2014

    [image: Llys Awel dog]

    Man’s best friend, the dog has recently been making headlines again through his ability to save life by either sniffing out cancer or licking to help restore circulation to injured limbs. This association between people, dogs and good health is nothing new and was recognised back in antiquity.
  • ArticlesWales – a modern maritime nation?

    26 September 2013

    [image: Painting of the Breconian.]

    Wales has a long and often spectacular coastline, over 850 miles in length, and nowhere in the country is more than some forty miles from the sea. This proximity to the sea has given rise to lengthy periods in our history when the Welsh were enthusiastic seafarers – but this was not always the case...
  • ArticlesThe Caves at Cefn: Tales of strange creatures and evidence of Wales's earliest humans.

    7 March 2013

    [image: Pontnewydd Cave (Denbighshire).]

    The complex of caves found at Cefn, just outside St Asaph in north Wales has been the focus of much interest over the years. Full of animal bones and home to early Neanderthals, the caves have drawn many notable visitors, including Charles Darwin in 1831

Articles

  • ArticlesThe Healing Power of Dogs

    4 March 2014

    [image: Llys Awel dog]

    Man’s best friend, the dog has recently been making headlines again through his ability to save life by either sniffing out cancer or licking to help restore circulation to injured limbs. This association between people, dogs and good health is nothing new and was recognised back in antiquity.
  • ArticlesWales – a modern maritime nation?

    26 September 2013

    [image: Painting of the Breconian.]

    Wales has a long and often spectacular coastline, over 850 miles in length, and nowhere in the country is more than some forty miles from the sea. This proximity to the sea has given rise to lengthy periods in our history when the Welsh were enthusiastic seafarers – but this was not always the case...
  • ArticlesThe Caves at Cefn: Tales of strange creatures and evidence of Wales's earliest humans.

    7 March 2013

    [image: Pontnewydd Cave (Denbighshire).]

    The complex of caves found at Cefn, just outside St Asaph in north Wales has been the focus of much interest over the years. Full of animal bones and home to early Neanderthals, the caves have drawn many notable visitors, including Charles Darwin in 1831

Galleries

  • GalleriesThe Llanvaches Roman Coin Hoard

    15 July 2011

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    Get up close and personal with Roman rulers, their wives and girlfriends in one of the finest hoards of silver coins discovered from Roman Britain in the second century A.D.

  • GalleriesRe-creating life in early Wales

    2 August 2007

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    A gallery of artistic impressions capturing past life in Wales from the earliest humans to the Roman invasion.

Interactives

Pages

  • 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.