This half term museums across Wales are celebrating and promoting Wales’ outstanding cultural offer at the third Welsh Museums Festival from 22 – 30 October. Hundreds of events and exhibitions will be on offer for the whole family from sleepovers, talks, walks, hunts and handling sessions to archaeology digs, re-enactments, dressing up, tea parties and Halloween themed activities.
Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Ken Skates said:
“We have some fantastic museums across Wales, filled with fascinating items that help tell the story of our past. They are a valuable resource in helping us to learn about and understand important historical events in a way that books alone cannot. The Welsh Museums Festival will give visitors more opportunities to discover and be inspired by the unique collections, and I am pleased to see a range of events being held both in and around Communities First areas, ensuring there are opportunities for all to participate in a range of exciting experiences.”
John Marjoram, Development Officer, Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales added:
“The Festival is a fantastic opportunity for museums to promote what they do and reach out to their communities in different ways. We have had great feedback from museums on previous Festivals so the Federation is pleased to support it once again. We hope visitors will be amazed, inspired but above all have a good time”
Find out what events and exhibitions are taking place in your region by taking a look at the What’s On page or visiting your local museum website or social media pages.
Photo courtesy of the National Museum, Cardiff.