The National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans invite people to get involved in the summer program. Image: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.
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The National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans are asking visitors to get involved this summer.
Visiting the National Museum of Cardiff and the National History Museum of St Fagans this summer, Amgueddfa Cymru asks visitors to share their unique and authentic stories on social media using #MyStoryOfWales.
The museums are free to access. However, all visitors must pre-book a free ticket to the museum.wales. Visitors should also wear face coverings in indoor spaces and respect social distancing.
With many events going on to keep everyone in the family entertained this summer.
Some of the events organized this summer:
- Lily Fossil Print, National Museum Cardiff (free) – See the 220 million year old dinosaur footprint found by 4 year old Lily at Bendricks Bay. The fossil imprint belongs to a currently unknown herbivorous dinosaur.
- Wales is… Olympics, St Fagans National Museum of History, until October 2 (free) – see iconic artifacts from Wales’ top Olympians and Paralympians in this new exhibit to mark the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
- Become Richard Burton, National Museum Cardiff, until October 3 (free, tickets must be booked in advance with general admission tickets to the museum) – learn about the remarkable story of Richard Jenkins, the boy from Pontrhydyfen and Tai-bach, Port Talbot, became Richard Burton, the international star of the stage and the cinema.
- Summer of Fun, National Museum Cardiff (free) – series of free events between August 7 and August 28 run by young people for young people, including sustainable fashion and recycling workshops and a Dino-Draw Along Paeleoart workshop ( tickets must be reserved on the museum’s website).
- Amgueddfa Cymru Food Festival, online (free with select paid events) – a week of virtual lectures, classes, cooking demonstrations, music and more from September 6 to 12.
One person who has shared his story from Wales before is BBC presenter Huw Stephens. He said: “I have been fortunate enough to visit the National Museum in Cardiff since I was a little boy.
“Seeing the dinosaurs there will stay with me for the rest of my life.
“More recently, the exhibitions of David Nash, Bedwyr Williams, Martin Parr and the international work in Artes Mundi have always opened my eyes. And I will never forget the Silent Disco in the main reception area of the museum; a strange and unforgettable experience.
“The museum belongs to everyone; it’s a great day, no matter how old you are.
Janice Lance, Director of Visitor Experience, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales said: “Our seven sites, including the National Museum Cardiff and St Fagan’s, provide an opportunity to experience first-hand culture and heritage, which it’s about seeing a life-size dinosaur. skeleton, watch slate split, go underground in a coal mine or experience a woolen mill in action.
“Museums offer rich cultural experiences that inspire visitors and we want to hear their stories this summer.
“Since the reopening, it’s amazing to see so many people safely visit our museums and learn from the collections and their experiences. Our museums remain free to access. However, visitors entering the sites should always reserve a free ticket in advance on our website and wear face coverings in all interior spaces. “
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is a family of seven museums and a collection center, with free entry thanks to support from the Welsh government.
Together, it houses the country’s art, history and science collections, which will continue to grow so that they can be used and enjoyed by present and future generations.
My Story of Wales was funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Welsh government.
- People can share their Wales story by tagging @AmgueddfaCymru on Facebook and Twitter and @museumwales on Instagram, and using #MyStoryOfWales.