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The natural history collections at Amgueddfa Cymru are among the basic tools used by experts around the globe for the scientific study of our natural world. From naming and classifying plants and animals, to understanding how the Wales we know today has evolved during the past, our collections and expertise help illustrate an understanding of the natural world we live in and help inform us about the choices we face for the planets future.

Learn amazing things about the natural history and landscape of Wales...

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