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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.

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

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

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A selection of art works from Art Collections Online.

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    14 May 2014

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    So how long do you think you can survive without breathing? Humans generally last only six minutes without oxygen before brain damage occurs. But what about 25 years? Some plants can live without respiring for that long. How could this exceptional resurrection ability be used to help thousands of people? Or perhaps even help us to colonise new worlds?
  • ArticlesType your way into our collections

    17 April 2014

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    The Mollusca Types Database was published online by Amgueddfa Cymru in September 2012. This was the first time that images of over 350 of our most important mollusc specimens were made available to our ever growing cyber audience.
  • ArticlesMuseum Type Fossils Online

    8 April 2014

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    Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales houses many spectacular fossils. However, some of our most precious specimens are not the most attractive, or the largest and do not have the highest monetary value. They are irreplaceable and scientifically priceless and form the museum’s Type Fossil Collection.

Articles

  • ArticlesAlive or Dead? Resurrection Plants

    14 May 2014

    [image: Alive or Dead? Resurrection Plants ]

    So how long do you think you can survive without breathing? Humans generally last only six minutes without oxygen before brain damage occurs. But what about 25 years? Some plants can live without respiring for that long. How could this exceptional resurrection ability be used to help thousands of people? Or perhaps even help us to colonise new worlds?
  • ArticlesType your way into our collections

    17 April 2014

    [image: Mollusca types ]

    The Mollusca Types Database was published online by Amgueddfa Cymru in September 2012. This was the first time that images of over 350 of our most important mollusc specimens were made available to our ever growing cyber audience.
  • ArticlesMuseum Type Fossils Online

    8 April 2014

    [image: Museum Type Fossils Online]

    Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales houses many spectacular fossils. However, some of our most precious specimens are not the most attractive, or the largest and do not have the highest monetary value. They are irreplaceable and scientifically priceless and form the museum’s Type Fossil Collection.

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Interactives

  • InteractivesGiant Waterlily navigator

    13 July 2007

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    Move around a close-up image of this highly detailed lithograph of Victoria regia, the Giant Waterlily, taken from a book that was specially commissioned to celebrate the first flowering of the plant at Kew in 1854.

  • InteractivesPortuguese Man-of-War navigator

    10 July 2007

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    Navigate around the Portuguese Man-of-War and discover more about this remarkable creature.

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