Get your claws into a new dino dragon photo competition!

Wednesday 02 August 2017

  • The Cadw Dragon family

    The Cadw Dragon family

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In May this year, Cadw dragons Dewi and Dwynwen welcomed two babies into the world, who have since been touring Wales’ castles. At the same time, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales are asking people to seek out a dinosaur which was on the loose in the centre of Cardiff, but whose giant claws, tail and eyes have since been spotted at several other of Wales’ national museums.

Now, both organisations together with the Welsh Museums Federation, are encouraging visitors to Wales’ legendary castles, national and local museums over the summer, to take photos of their own dinosaurs and dragons in legendary locations.

Visitors are being encouraged to take a photograph of their toy dragon or dinosaur on location for a chance to win one of these great prizes:

• 1st prize: Jojo Maman Bébé Dinosaur rocker, family ticket to the Dinosaur Babies exhibition at National Museum Cardiff and    a Cadw 7-day Explorer Pass.
• 2nd prize: Dinosaur goody bag, Dinosaur Babies family exhibition ticket and a Cadw 7-day Explorer Pass.
• 3rd prize: Dinosaur Babies family exhibition ticket and a Cadw 7-day Explorer Pass.

Full terms and conditions

Entrants should snap a photo of their toy dinosaur or dragon – both legends in their own right - at an Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales site, local museum or Cadw site. Then post the photograph on twitter or facebook tagging @amgueddfacymru and use the hashtag #dinoontheloose or #LivetheLegends. The more inventive the better - but please stay safe! 

In Wales for the first time, the Dinosaur Babies hands-on exhibition at National Museum Cardiff gives visitors the opportunity to experience the world of dinosaur family life through their eggs, nests and embryos. 

To follow the Cadw Dragons' story and to find out how you can see them this summer, visit and share your adventures through #LivetheLegends. Both form part of Wales’ Year 2017 of Legends programme.

Dinosaur Babies and recent activity is supported by Visit Wales through the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund, players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Western Power Distribution and SRK.