Be amazed at museums across Wales

Friday 09 October 2015

Museums across Wales are getting ready to celebrate and promote Wales’ outstanding cultural offer at the second Welsh Museums Festival from 24 October – 1 November.

Picture of the MuseumsWales photography competition winner at the RWF Museum in Caernarfon Castle © MuseumsWales

MuseumsWales photography competition winner at the RWF Museum in Caernarfon Castle © MuseumsWales

Over 100 events and exhibitions will be on offer for the whole family from sleepovers, talks, walks, hunts and handling sessions to archaeologist digs, re-enactments, dressing up, tea parties and Halloween themed activities.

One of the Festival highlights this year is the launch of a new exhibition at Powysland Museum – ‘Stuffed, Pickled & Pinned – 50 Wonders of Nature’ which showcases some of the amazing natural history treasures in museums across Wales.

This year’s Welsh Museums Festival programme will also give visitors an opportunity to experience culture and heritage in a totally unexpected way – at night! Visitors will be able to discover the fascinating arts and heritage highlights on their doorstep with exciting after-hour experiences as part of Museums at Night (30-31 October).

Supporting the Festival is TV Presenter and Wildlife Expert Iolo Williams: “I am delighted to be supporting the Welsh Museums Festival. As a four-year-old child, I remember staring in awe at the skeleton of a woolly mammoth and even now, I am amazed by the wealth of items held by our museums. With almost a hundred accredited museums all over the country caring for around 5.5 million items, no matter what your interests, there are treasures waiting to be discovered by the whole family.”

Find out what events and exhibitions are taking place in your local area by visiting the MuseumsWales website.