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  1. 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. The Vulcan Hotel opened in 1853 Brewers SA Brain said it was no longer commercially viable for either Brains or licensees Gwy...

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  2. 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 doubl...

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  3. 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'. 'The Games of Zues' opens on Friday 6 April A number of athletic challenges, in...

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  4. 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 Wal...

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  5. 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 House museum at New Tredegar to be put on permanent display. The silver Roman ring was found earlier this year (Photos: Winding House museum) The gemstone is missing from the ring Speaking about the new exhibit, Emma Wilson, principal museums and heritage officer for Caerphilly, said they were "immensely pleased" to put it on display. "We're a relatively new museum having only been open for three years," she said. Ms Wilson praised the finder for alerting the authorities to his discovery. "He went through all the correct legal channels, realising it might be treasure trove. The ring, from the first or second century AD, was initially passed to the National Museum in Cardiff where it was identified it as a typical Roman silver finger ring. It was then placed in the care of the British Museum, whose officials offered it to the Winding House, a former colliery building, as the relevant local museum. Read more about this story on the BBC Wales News website, or find out more about the Romans on Wales on BBC Wales History.

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  6. 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. 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 1...

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  8. 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. Animal wall ©â��The Cardiff Story The new museum is located on the site of the...

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  9. 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. Wrexham Coun...

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  10. 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 3 April 2011, with free entry. National Museum Cardiff is the only venue for the exhibition before it returns to Dazu. Sakyamuni Buddha, Xiaofowan(AD1174-1252). © Dazu Rock Carvings Museum, Chongqing, China The steep hillsides of the Dazu World Heritage site near Chongqing contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the middle of the seventh century and developed between the ninth and the 13th centuries. Head of Sakyamuni Buddha (AD1127-1279). © Dazu Rock Carvings Museum, Chongqing, China The carvings comprise 50,000 figures in total, and are remarkable for their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. It contains superb examples that have become detached from their original setting, along with accurate replicas of some of the most important sculptures still in situ and dramatic large-scale images, to give some idea of what it is like to visit these spectacular places. Stone carving being delivered to the museum Speaking about the carivings, David Anderson, director general of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Director said: "Dazu rock carvings are some of China's greatest cultural treasures from a golden period of Chinese art. "Hosting their first appearance outside of China is a privilege not just for the Museum but for Wales. I am confident this will be a popular exhibition and hope this is the beginning of a successful relationship between us and the Chongqing Culture Bureau." Stone carving being delivered into museum building Li Fangyin, curator of Art Museum of Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing, commenting on the exhibition in Cardiff, said: "Wales is such a place that is steeped in history and cultures, and the rich historical and cultural deposits embedded with her are exactly why we choose National Museum Wales, Cardiff to host the first appearance of Dazu Rock Carvings Art outside of China. "As a world cultural heritage, Dazu Rock Carvings should not only be taken as a treasure for local people of Dazu, but should also be recognized as a cultural property of the whole world, and both the artistic and historical value should be shared and appreciated by world people". The museum has made a film about the exhibition that you can watch on YouTube. You can also keep up to date with Dazu on Facebook and follow the National Museum Wales on Twitter.

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