Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales offers Work Experience to students from 14 to 18 years old. Work Experiences are available in the following departments and museums:

  • Archives (St Fagans National History Museum) *
  • Big Pit National Coal Museum
  • Collections Centre (Nantgarw)
  • Conservation (St Fagans National History Museum) +
  • Design (National Museum Cardiff)
  • Estates (Farm & Gardens) (St Fagans National History Museum)
  • Events (National Museum Cardiff)
  • Finance (National Museum Cardiff)
  • Historic Buildings Unit (St Fagans National History Museum)
  • History & Archaeology (National Museum Cardiff)
  • Human Resources (National Museum Cardiff)
  • ICT (National Museum Cardiff)
  • Learning (National Museum Cardiff or St Fagans National History Museum)
  • Library (National Museum Cardiff)
  • Marketing (National Museum Cardiff)
  • National Roman Legion Museum
  • National Slate Museum *
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • National Wool Museum *
  • Natural Sciences (Biosyb) +
  • Natural Sciences (Geology) +
  • Observing a Blacksmith (St Fagans National History Museum) – Oct to March only
  • Social & Cultural History (St Fagans National History Museum) * +
  • Visitor Services (National Museum Cardiff or St Fagans National History Museum*)

* welsh essential

+ sixth form students only

How to apply

The application process is run though Careers Wales who hold a database containing all the possible placements available, which you can access at school or at your local Careers Centre.

Work Experiences must be booked on the database and you will be required to complete an application form (available at school or through Careers Wales). The relevant department will make a decision on whether they are able to accept you based on the information you provide in the application form.

Please note, we require at least 6 weeks notice before the commencement of any Work Experience, and places are not guaranteed until you have received confirmation from Amgueddfa Cymru.

Because of the high levels of interest in work experience at Amgueddfa Cymru, unfortunately we cannot find places for all applicants. The summer months are especially popular and heavily over-subscribed. Other factors also limit the availability of work experience places, such as staff time available for supervision and training.

Send your questions about work experience to Elaine Davies, Work Experience Co-ordinator.