Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Frequently asked questions

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St Dwynwen's Day

St Dwynwen's day is celebrated in Wales on 25 January and commemorates the patron saint of friendship and love.

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Welsh National Dress

What is the Welsh national costume? Where did it originate? How do you carry a baby 'Welsh fashion'? Is there such a thing as a Welsh kilt?

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National emblems

Why do we have a red dragon on our national flag? Why do we wear a leek or a daffodil on St David's Day?

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St David's Day

Who exactly was St David?

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Christmas Customs

Christmas and New Year customs in Wales, including the plygain carol service, the Mari Lwyd, toffee making and the Calennig New Year's gift.

  • National Museum Cardiff

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    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

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    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

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    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

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    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

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    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

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    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

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    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.