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Friends National Museum Wales

Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales

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Watkins Williams-Wynne’s chamber organ, built by John Snetzler and designed by neo-classical architect Robert Adam (1728-92).

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The Friends awarded a grant to enable the restoration of the Smith Rodley excavator at the National Slate Museum.

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Friends’ visit to Lake Maggiore, Italy.

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Cream bowl from the 'Hafod' dessert service, Derby porcelain, 1787.

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The Friends awarded a grant to develop the Pegasus Centre at the National Roman Legion Museum.

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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

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

Forthcoming attractions:


Updated January 2014

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

  • 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.