Across Wales, museums will be taking part in the first ever Welsh Museums Festival. You’ll be amazed at the variety of activities and exhibitions taking place. Events include exclusive access to stores, talks, walks, trails, craft and art workshops for all the family. Many events will be free.
The Welsh Museums Festival will run from 4 -12 October 2014. The Festival will coincide with the prestigious Museums Association Conference taking place on 9-10 October at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The MA Conference is the largest event of its kind in Europe for museums and heritage professionals. The theme this year is ‘Museums Change Lives’.
Amazing facts about Welsh Museums:
Museums in Wales care for over 5,500,000 items;
Half the museums in Wales provide free entry;
Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales – founded in 1841;
Over 2000 people regularly volunteer in Welsh museums
Museums are the third most popular visitor attraction in Wales
Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said:
“Museums are an integral part of our communities in Wales and as well as serving local people, they also contribute to the economy through tourism. I am delighted to support the Welsh Museums Festival and would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to visit their local museum.”