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14 posts about Museum on this blog

  1. Historic Cardiff pub to move to St Fagans National History Museum

    Friday 4 May 2012, 13:21

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A historic Cardiff pub, the Vulcan Hotel, has served its last pint and is set to be dismantled and moved, brick by brick, to St Fagans National History Museum.

    Brewers SA Brain said it was no longer commercially viable for either Brains or licensees Gwyn and Sandra...

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  2. Wales' national museums celebrate record visitor numbers

    Tuesday 3 April 2012, 12:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The seven national museums in Wales received 1.69 million visits in 2011-12, the most since free entry was introduced in April 2001.

    The Welsh Government and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales introduced the policy of free entry eight months earlier than in England. The move nearly doubled visitor...

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  3. Get ready to play The Games of Zeus

    Monday 2 April 2012, 17:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    This Easter weekend (Friday 6 - Monday 9 April 2012), the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon have planned their own Ancient Games to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition 'The Games of Zeus'.

    A number of athletic challenges, including an obstacle...

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  4. Strikes and riots at the National Wool Museum

    Monday 5 March 2012, 15:10

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new exhibition at the National Wool Museum called Strikes and Riots, offers an in-depth look into troubled times throughout Wales' industrial history.

    The free exhibition, which runs from Tuesday 6 March until 29 June, highlights five strikes and riots relating to work and employment in Wales over...

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  5. Roman treasure's new home at Winding House museum

    Monday 5 December 2011, 14:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A 2,000 year old Roman ring found by a man with a metal detector on Cefn Brithdir in the Darran Valley earlier this year has been returned by the British Museum for display in a valley's museum.

    According to an article on the BBC Wales News website, the British Museum has given the ring to the Winding...

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  6. Historic photography collections set to be digitised

    Wednesday 20 July 2011, 16:56

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new project to curate and digitise historic photography from National Museum Wales collections has been made possible with the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The Foundation, which is marking its 50th Birthday this year, has made the ambitious project possible by gifting £600,000.

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  7. Cwmbran manor house to open as heritage centre

    Thursday 14 July 2011, 10:50

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Llanyrafon Manor, a 17th century grade II-listed manor house in Cwmbran, is set to become a bustling town centre tourist attraction celebrating the history of the local area.

    The manor was damaged by fire and fell into disrepair in the 1970s, but was saved and run as a farming museum in the 1980s. After...

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  8. Cardiff's history brought to life in new museum

    Friday 1 April 2011, 01:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new museum dedicated to the history of Cardiff officially opens today, Friday 1 April.

    Told through a number of themes, The Cardiff Story will show how much the city has changed over the last 200 years.

    The new museum is located on the site of the iconic Victorian...

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  9. Wrexham County Borough Museum reopens after £2m facelift

    Tuesday 15 February 2011, 12:02

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The revamped Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives officially threw open its doors once again yesterday.

    The museum has just undergone a £2 million facelift, and over the past 12 months has been modernised to include a wealth of new attractions and interactive displays.

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  10. From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu exhibition opens today

    Wednesday 26 January 2011, 09:43

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Visitors to the National Museum Cardiff will from today have an opportunity to see a unique exhibition of ancient rock carvings from China - sculptures never before been seen outside China.

    From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China will be open from Wednesday 26 January to Sunday...

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  11. Restoration of the Aberdare fire engine

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 17:12

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Wales History visited the Museum of Fire in September 2010. Based in Skewen, near Neath, this small museum, run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers had some exciting plans for expansion. Read the blog article.

    One of the fire engines in the museum caught our eye, and it turned out to have quite a...

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  12. Victorian handkerchief donated to National Waterfront Museum

    Tuesday 19 October 2010, 14:04

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea has been given a commemorative handkerchief from the 1893 Pontypridd Eisteddfod, which was found hidden in an abandoned house in Burma during World War Two.

    The...

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  13. Open Doors at the Winding House, New Tredegar

    Wednesday 22 September 2010, 14:03

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    If you are planning to be anywhere near New Tredegar on Saturday 25 September between 12 noon and 3pm, make a note to visit the Winding House museum, and catch their Victorian winding engine in action.

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  14. Museum of Fire

    Monday 6 September 2010, 11:33

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    This week the Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society (WAFERS) will hear if their funding application towards the creation of a new museum and educational centre in Ystalyfera dedicated to the history of the fire service is successful.

    Currently the Museum of Fire, with its vast collection of fire...

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