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Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales

Watkins Williams-Wynne’s chamber organ, built by John Snetzler and designed by neo-classical architect Robert Adam (1728-92).
The Friends awarded a grant to enable the restoration of the Smith Rodley excavator at the National Slate Museum.
Friends’ visit to Lake Maggiore, Italy.
Cream bowl from the 'Hafod' dessert service, Derby porcelain, 1787.
The Friends awarded a grant to develop the Pegasus Centre at the National Roman Legion Museum.
Restoration of the gates to the rose garden at St Fagans National History Museum

The aims of the Friends include:

The stimulation of interest in Amgueddfa Cymru across all sites.

These aims are pursued through:

  • the arrangement of excursions of varying duration to places of interest in the UK and abroad.
  • monthly public lectures on topics of artistic, historical, and scientific interest.
  • other activities such as concerts and ‘behind the scenes’ Museum visits.

Membership of the Friends offers entitlement to:

  • involvement in Friends’ activities generally, including concessionary admission charges to our public lectures.
  • receipt of the award - winning Friends’ Newsletter and Magazine three times a year.
  • a discount of 10% in all Museum shops, restaurants, and cafés.
  • participation in an association of like-minded people.

Admission to all the Museums sites is free of charge. Some special exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend simply fill in the membershsip form and send it to:

Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales
Subscriptions Secretary
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Download the membership form:

Download the information leaflet:

Admission to all national museums is free.
Some special exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.

Forthcoming attractions:

Updated June 2014

Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru are affiliated to the British Association of Friends of Museums (BAFM)

  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    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

    St Fagans

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

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    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

    National Wool Museum

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

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    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

    National Slate Museum

    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

    National Waterfront Museum

    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.