National Museum Wales have a whole host of exciting exhibitions and events at its seven museums across Wales in 2013 and all for free!
At National Museum Cardiff, discover art, archaeology, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, there is something to amaze everyone. New art exhibitions in 2013 include Pop and Abstract art which highlights the way the ‘swinging sixties’ transformed British art in the post-war period featuring important artists such as Peter Blake, Alan Davie, David Hockney and Bridget Riley. The exciting new Visions of Mughal India, is a colourful exhibition of Indian paintings from the outstanding private collection of Howard Hodgkin featuring paitings and drawings from the Mughal period of 1550 to 1850.
Or why not visit St Fagans: National History Museum on the outskirts of Cardiff, one of Europe’s leading open air museums and Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. Take a walk around over forty original buildings from different historical periods among them houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute. Enjoy the traditional crafts and activities which bring St Fagans alive or meet the fam animals on site. There’s a whole host of events on throughout the year and one of the most popular is September’s Food Festival where visitors can taste and buy produce from more than 80 stalls nestling amongst the Museum’s re-constructed buildings, buy bread and cakes baked in the Museum’s own bakehouse and try home-made pork sausages made with meat from animals reared at the Museum.
For more information on events, activities and exhibitions at National Museum Wales’ seven museums, please go to www.museumwales.ac.uk