What’s on

There’s a wide range of events taking place all over Wales during the Welsh Museums Festival!

Click a date on the calendar to view events happening on that day.

Saturday 28 OCTOBER

Halloween Trail

National Slate Museum

10am – 4pm

Are you brave enough to follow the Halloween trail through the museum. Have a go and win a spooky prize to take home!

Find out more

Weird History – Smelly Old Bags
National Waterfront Museum

12pm-3.30pm -Free

Drop in to find out about pongs and perfumes of the past, and make a Tudor-style “scent bag” to keep the plague from your door.

Find out more

PowerUp show: The Science of Computer Games
National Waterfront Museum

1pm- 3pm – Free.

Taking a lesson from video games, this interactive show is a glimpse into how humans might Power Up their abilities – from cybernetic eyes to rocket shoes!

Find out more

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Building the Wickerman

ST FAGANS
12pm – 4pm – Free

Come and make a mini straw man to help us fill the giants that will burn as part of our Halloween Nights. Cilewent Yard (Building 46)

Find out more

Craft Session – Halloween Theme

ST FAGANS

12pm – 4pm – £2 per child

Weston Centre for Learning

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Living Legends

 Cynon Valley Museum

Living legends mapping day where you can engage with mythical stories from the Cynon Valley, draw your own legends and decide where in the Valley these creatures would like to live.

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Diwali Mela

National Museum Cardiff

10am – 4pm – Free

Bring out your inner Bollywood superstar and come celebrate the Hindu festival of light with us.Performers, dancers and stall holders from the India Centre Cardiff bring the Museum alive to the sights, sounds and smells of an Indian festival.

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Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including: an archaeological dig supported by GATT; Roman re-enactors preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try; arts and crafts from the age of the dinosaurs to roman pottery; Archaeology in a Dustbin; sandpit dig for younger age groups; and the chance to see the Blundell Archaeology Collection on display for the first time.

Find out more

Numismatics Day

Wrexham Museum
11am-3.30pm – Free

Talks on coins from the Roman period through medieval times to the modern day followed by a chance to ‘meet the experts’ and show them your coins.  Booking in advance required. Tel: 01978 297460

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The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

WW1 holiday activities


Powysland Museum

11.30am – 2pm

Look at the museum’s WW1 collection with local historian. Make WW1 crafts such as cross-stitching and poppies. Solve WW1 word search and work sheet.

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Welshpool and WW1


Powysland Museum

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Talk by local historian Colin Rogers.

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Saturday Family Workshops

Glynn Vivian
10am-1pm – Ages 4-12

Learn new skills and techniques in this family friendly workshop that encourages working together as a family and with the other participants.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

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Young Makers

Glynn Vivian
2pm-4pm-  Ages 13-16

A series of creative, practical workshops for young people. Our learning team will be on hand to teach new skills and demonstrate different techniques using a range of materials. Attending all three sessions is advised.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

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Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

 

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!

Chepstow Museum
11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Zoetropes

Greenfield Valley
1:30pm-3:30pm
Join artist Juliet to celebrate Big Draw: Living lines and make your own moving images inspired by the Victorians.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Sunday 29 OCTOBER

Halloween Trail

National Slate Museum

10am – 4pm

Are you brave enough to follow the Halloween trail through the museum. Have a go and win a spooky prize to take home!

Find out more

Weird History – Smelly Old Bags

National Waterfront Museum

12pm-3.30pm -Free

Drop in to find out about pongs and perfumes of the past, and make a Tudor-style “scent bag” to keep the plague from your door.

Find out more

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Building the Wickerman

ST FAGANS
12pm – 4pm – Free

Come and make a mini straw man to help us fill the giants that will burn as part of our Halloween Nights. Cilewent Yard (Building 46)

Find out more

Craft Session – Halloween Theme

ST FAGANS

12pm – 4pm – £2 per child

Weston Centre for Learning

Find out more

Halloween Nights

St Fagans

6pm-9pm – £15 adult £8 Child

Put on your most blood-curdling costume for an unforgettable night at the Museum

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Music and the Animal Kingdom


National Museum Cardiff
3pm – £5
A performance for families based on the Museum’s natural history collection. Music by Hsiang Tu & talk by Julian Carter, Principal Conservator (Natural Sciences).

Advance booking essential

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Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

 

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Monday 30 OCTOBER

Halloween Trail

National Slate Museum

10am – 4pm

Are you brave enough to follow the Halloween trail through the museum. Have a go and win a spooky prize to take home!

Find out more

Halloween Crafts

National Slate Museum

12pm – 4pm

Make a spooky spider slate to take home in our drop-in workshops

Find out more

Weird History – Smelly Old Bags

National Waterfront Museum

12pm-3.30pm -Free

Drop in to find out about pongs and perfumes of the past, and make a Tudor-style “scent bag” to keep the plague from your door.

Find out more

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Tales and Limericks with Blandalf the Baard

Big Pit Coal Museum

 12pm-4pm – Free

Suitability Families

Meet Blandalf the Baard, the teller of tales, who lives in the valleys of lovely South Wales. Hear about Dai Morris the miner and other Blaenavon tales wrapped up in legends. Try your hand at writing ridiculous rhymes and silly sonnets!

Find out more

Half term


National Roman Legion Museum
Workshops at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Cost £2 per person
Make a Roman tile with a scary face on it, an antefixa, out of clay. You can add warts, fangs or horns, whatever you think will keep the ghosts and goblins away! And while you’re in the Museum, can you catch the ‘Spookémons’ living in the Museum using our special IPad app?

Find out more

Halloween Nights

St Fagans

6pm-9pm – £15 adult £8 Child

Put on your most blood-curdling costume for an unforgettable night at the Museum

Find out more

 

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

Legends Story Walk

Scolton Manor

11am-2pm. £5 adults, £3 children, £12 family ticket.

Join us at Scolton Manor for a guided walk around our Welsh Myths and Legends Sculpture Trail led by Pembrokeshire Paths.  Suitable clothing and footwear recommended.  Spaces limited, booking in advance advisable – 01437 731328

Find out more

Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

Messy Museum

Wrexham Museum

10:30am -12pm – £1 per child

Children’s activity session for the under 3s. Create a ghastly ghost to take home!

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Pumpkin Playtime

Greenfield Valley

Ring for times -Booking essential
Are you ready for Hallows Eve? Bring along your pumpkin and let the museum wardens help you create a fantastic jack o’ Lantern.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Tuesday 31 OCTOBER

Halloween Trail

National Slate Museum

10am – 4pm

Are you brave enough to follow the Halloween trail through the museum. Have a go and win a spooky prize to take home!

Find out more

Halloween Crafts

National Slate Museum

12pm – 4pm

Make a spooky spider slate to take home in our drop-in workshops

Find out more

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Half term


National Roman Legion Museum
Workshops at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Cost £2 per person
Make a Roman tile with a scary face on it, an antefixa, out of clay. You can add warts, fangs or horns, whatever you think will keep the ghosts and goblins away! And while you’re in the Museum, can you catch the ‘Spookémons’ living in the Museum using our special IPad app?

Find out more

Halloween Spooky Funday

National Waterfront Museum

Join us for an unmissable day of spooky fun, in our mysterious Museum setting!!  Hear ghostly tales, make creepy crafts, meet some unusual characters, and discover whether you are in store for a trick or a treat after completing our weird trail.

Find out more

Frightful Pharaohs
The Egypt Centre

Workshop for children aged 6 -10 with a mix of hands on activities and arts and crafts. Children will have a go at mummifying our very own dummy mummy, hear a real ancient ghost story and get the chance to make their very own hanging mummy decorations to take back home!

Find out more

Halloween Nights

St Fagans

6pm-9pm – £15 adult £8 Child

Put on your most blood-curdling costume for an unforgettable night at the Museum

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Creepy Halloween Crafts

Brecknock Museum
10am – 4pm – Free
Suitable for children age 3- 11

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

Dark & Ghostly Tales

Scolton Manor

11am-2pm. £5 adults, £3 children, £12 family ticket.

Join us at Scolton Manor on Halloween for a guided ‘ghostly tales’ walk around our grounds led by Pembrokeshire Paths.  Tales start at 4.45pm.  Suitable clothing, footwear and a torch recommended.

Find out more

Natural Sciences Halloween Open Day

National Museum Cardiff
10am – 4pm – Free

Halloween – the perfect time for the Museum curators to bring out the icky, pickled and preserved things in jars for you to see. From a stingray to a slug – set your inner ghoul free! Discover some of the creepier objects in our collection and chat to the people behind the jars about the specimens. You can also have a go at some hands-on games and activities.

Follow our spooky Halloween quiz trail to discover some weird and wonderful objects from the natural world and win a prize.

Find out more

Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

Make & Take


Wrexham Museum

11am-3.30pm – £1 per pom pom

Children’s activity session: Create a pom pom pumpkin to take home!

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

Guided Tours of the Otherworld

Pontypool Museum

Tickets £6 + 1 gold coin (£1 / £2) for the Otherworld King’s cauldron!
Booking essential 14+ only light refreshments available after your tour

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Family Film Club


Glynn Vivian

10:30am-12:30pm-  Ages 4-13

Halloween special, shown on our big screen.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Ceridwen’s Brew

Storiel

12:30pm-6:30pm – Free

Halloween themed Family Activities Day with Craft Sessions; Spider Trail and Story Sessions with Mair Tomos Ifans. Come in fancy dress!

Find out more

Rumpelstiltskin

Greenfield Valley

2pm- 2:50pm

An enchanting, colourful production adapted from the original tale by the Brothers Grimm.  With specially composed music and beautifully carved and costumed hand, rod and shadow puppets.

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Make Your Own Spooky Mummy and Halloween Scavenger Hunt!

Cyfarthfa Castle

11am-1:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm – All ages

Drop in and create your own spooky mummy and see if you can find all the strange and mysterious objects on the Halloween scavenger hunt.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Wednesday 1 NOVEMBER

Magical machines

Cardiff Story Museum

10am-3pm – Free

Be inspired by the artwork of local legend Charles Byrd and create your own magical machine.

Suitable for children age 4-7.

Find out more

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Weird Science


National Waterfront Museum

12.30pm-3.30pm – Free

Drop in to watch weird demos, take part in mystifying experiments and make some gross slime to take home. Led by Swansea University

Find out more

Frightful Pharaohs
The Egypt Centre

Workshop for children aged 6 -10 with a mix of hands on activities and arts and crafts. Children will have a go at mummifying our very own dummy mummy, hear a real ancient ghost story and get the chance to make their very own hanging mummy decorations to take back home!

Find out more

Tales and Limericks with Blandalf the Baard

Big Pit Coal Museum

 12pm-4pm – Free

Suitability Families

Meet Blandalf the Baard, the teller of tales, who lives in the valleys of lovely South Wales. Hear about Dai Morris the miner and other Blaenavon tales wrapped up in legends. Try your hand at writing ridiculous rhymes and silly sonnets!

Find out more

Half term


National Roman Legion Museum
Workshops at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Cost £2 per person
Make a Roman tile with a scary face on it, an antefixa, out of clay. You can add warts, fangs or horns, whatever you think will keep the ghosts and goblins away! And while you’re in the Museum, can you catch the ‘Spookémons’ living in the Museum using our special IPad app?

Find out more

Family Activity Session

St Fagans

12pm-4pm – Free

Leafy Fun – make an Autumn Crown. Western Centre for Learning.

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Charles Byrd’s Magical Machines

Pontypridd Museum

11am-3pm
Come and create your own magical moving drawing with artist Anne-Mie Melis, taking inspiration from our Charles Byrd sculptures
‘Charles Byrd’s colourful, characterful and slightly crazy sculptures make you smile. You smile at their humour, the fun they embody and the sheer joy for life they express. He calls them his ‘magical machines’, and it is his imagination which gives them their magical, transformative power which brings out the wonder of the inner child in all of us’ – Dave Gwyer, Assistant Curator.

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Mini Miners
Rhondda Heritage Park

First Session Free

A ‘Mini Miners’ group aimed at young children, is being launched by the RCTCBC Heritage Service at the Rhondda Heritage Park on the 1st November 2017. Mini Miners is a toddler and baby session which will feature Rhyme Time, Storytelling and much more. Sessions will be held on the 1st Wednesday of every month, booking in advance is advisable to avoid any disappointment. To coincide with the Welsh Museum Festival, the first session on the 1st November 2017 is FREE, sessions after this will cost £2 per child.

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

Tudor Merchants House by torchlight
Tudor Merchants House

7.00 pm – 8.15 pm -£10 per person book only  16+ please no children.

Turn the lights off and find out how the Tudors lived in the dark! Have a look around the house and listen to tales. Then settle down with a hot chocolate (or tea/coffee etc) and listen to Tony Riches a local author who has written the Tudor trilogy about Own, Jasper and Henry Tudor. He’ll tell us about the escape from Tenby in 1471 of Jasper and Henry to Brittany.

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Mini Soldier Boot Camp


Firing Line- Cardiff Castle
£2 per child.

For 45mins we’ll be putting families through their paces to see if they have what it takes to become our Firing Line mini army. Led by Cpl Fife the recruits will undergo drill training, have a go at driving our remote controlled mark 3 tank and test their problem solving skills with hands on activities. Places are limited so please reserve in advance by emailing education@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk

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Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

Family Fun Morning

Pontypool Museum

10am-12pm – Free

Family fun and Games

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Family Crafts

Newport Museum
11am-12pm – 12pm-1pm- 1pm-2pm. Suitable for school age children 4 – 12 years.
The ancient Roman game of ROTA is easy to learn, quick to play and like noughts and crosses or tic tac toe relies on patience and strategy. ROTA, (Latin for wheel) boards were painted, scratched or scribbled everywhere that Romans went.No booking required – drop in only!

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Art Trolley

Glynn Vivian
10am-12pm-  Ages 4-13

Art Trolley activities in the Gallery. Drop in, no booking required.

Find out more

Glynn Vivian Young People


Glynn Vivian

4pm-5pm-  Ages 16-24

Are you aged 16 – 24 with a passion for art? Working with the Learning team and guest artists, you can participate in discussing plans and organising events for other young people in Swansea.

Booking Essential

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Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Autumn & Winter Fashion Illustration

Greenfield Valley

1:30pm- 3:30pm – Drop In

Working with artist Juliet Staines design your own seasonal themed fashion illustration using mixed media.

Find out more

Zoetropes and Shadow Puppets

The Royal Mint Experience
11 till 4pm – Free

Zoetropes & Shadow Puppets, looking at Victorian shadow puppets and coin design at The Royal Mint with artist Catrin Doyle.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Thursday 2 NOVEMBER

Automata workshop

Cardiff Story Museum

10am-12pm and 1pm-2pm -Free

Create your own automata inspired by Charles Byrd’s magical machines.

Suitable for families with children aged 7-11.

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Perfect Patterns

National Slate Museum

1pm-2pm

The pattern makers could produce a wooden pattern for any metal object needed by the workshops or the quarry – from wagon wheels to steam engine parts.  Take a peek behind the scenes with our curator to find out how we’re looking after this collection!

Find out more

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Weird Science

National Waterfront Museum

12.30pm-3.30pm – Free

Drop in to watch weird demos, take part in mystifying experiments and make some gross slime to take home. Led by Swansea University

Find out more

Frightful Pharaohs
The Egypt Centre

Workshop for children aged 6 -10 with a mix of hands on activities and arts and crafts. Children will have a go at mummifying our very own dummy mummy, hear a real ancient ghost story and get the chance to make their very own hanging mummy decorations to take back home!

Find out more

Half term


National Roman Legion Museum
Workshops at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Cost £2 per person
Make a Roman tile with a scary face on it, an antefixa, out of clay. You can add warts, fangs or horns, whatever you think will keep the ghosts and goblins away! And while you’re in the Museum, can you catch the ‘Spookémons’ living in the Museum using our special IPad app?

Find out more

Family Activity Session

St Fagans

12pm-4pm – Free

Leafy Fun – make an Autumn Crown. Western Centre for Learning.

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

After Dark at the Museum

National Museum Cardiff
6pm – 9pm – Free

Join us for a night of fun activities, mysteries, experiments and torch-lit tours.

Come and meet scientists and engineers from the Museum and Cardiff University and have a go at some awesome experiments. Discover how and why things glow in the dark, make a balloon scream, use a really, really powerful microscope and loads more! With activities galore there will be something for all the family to get involved in.

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The Museum in Focus – behind the scenes


National Museum Cardiff

10am- 4pm – Free
A special photography-themed day highlighting the work of the people behind the scenes.

Meet the Museum scientists and curators as they show you what goes on day in, day out at the Museum to research and keep safe the stunning collection of paintings and artifacts that belong to the people of Wales.

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Conservation Detectives


Firing Line- Cardiff Castle

11am – 3pm

Find out why we keep our objects in cases, how we look after our collection and what pests we may have lurking in the museum.

Find out more

Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

Art Trolley

Glynn Vivian
10am-12pm-  Ages 4-13

Art Trolley activities in the Gallery. Drop in, no booking required.

Find out more

Young Art Force

Glynn Vivian
11am-2pm-  Ages 10-16

Young Art Force is an open art class exploring and responding to the Gallery’s exhibitions and collection displays.Offering Bronze and Silver Arts Award qualifications, the classes are aimed at home schooled children, anyone not in mainstream education, or those looking for a new challenge.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Drop in and Make

Chepstow Museum
2pm-4pm – Donations towards the cost of materials and refreshments  welcome.

With Halloween on the horizon and then Fireworks night there’ll be some special things to make, including “spooky slime” and other ideas to spark your own creativity! Suitable for children of all ages.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Bobbing Bats

Greenfield Valley

1:30pm- 3:30pm – Drop In

Come along and make your own bobbing bat inspired by these dark nights.

Find out more

 Autumnal Art!

Cyfarthfa Castle

11am-1:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm – All ages

Drop in and have fun creating some seasonal art.

Find out more

Zoetropes and Shadow Puppets

The Royal Mint Experience
11 till 4pm – Free

Zoetropes & Shadow Puppets, looking at Victorian shadow puppets and coin design at The Royal Mint with artist Catrin Doyle.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Friday 3 NOVEMBER

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Weird Science

National Waterfront Museum

12.30pm-3.30pm – Free

Drop in to watch weird demos, take part in mystifying experiments and make some gross slime to take home. Led by Swansea University

Find out more

Frightful Pharaohs
The Egypt Centre

Workshop for children aged 6 -10 with a mix of hands on activities and arts and crafts. Children will have a go at mummifying our very own dummy mummy, hear a real ancient ghost story and get the chance to make their very own hanging mummy decorations to take back home!

Find out more

Tales and Limericks with Blandalf the Baard

Big Pit Coal Museum

 12pm-4pm – Free

Suitability Families

Meet Blandalf the Baard, the teller of tales, who lives in the valleys of lovely South Wales. Hear about Dai Morris the miner and other Blaenavon tales wrapped up in legends. Try your hand at writing ridiculous rhymes and silly sonnets!

Find out more

Half term


National Roman Legion Museum
Workshops at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Cost £2 per person
Make a Roman tile with a scary face on it, an antefixa, out of clay. You can add warts, fangs or horns, whatever you think will keep the ghosts and goblins away! And while you’re in the Museum, can you catch the ‘Spookémons’ living in the Museum using our special IPad app?

Find out more

Family Activity Session

St Fagans
12pm-4pm – Free

Leafy Fun – make an Autumn Crown. Western Centre for Learning.

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

The Lute in Art


National Museum Cardiff
1.05pm – £5

Discover the history of the lute and its role in art, including live performance. By Simon Rees and Luke Starkey. The lecture is illustrated with pictures and musical examples. The lutenist, Luke Starkey, will play a variety of lute pieces during this lecture. Advance booking essential.

Find out more

Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Halloween Week


Ruthin Gaol
Ruthin Gaol will be reopening its cell doors during Halloween week where we’ll have a whole range of special spooky activities to take part in including;
Witches cauldron treasure hunt, write your own ghost story, spooky craft activities and lots more!

Find out more

WW1 Memorabilia Road Show


Powysland Museum

11.30am – 1.30pm

The museum is looking for artifacts for next year’s final commemorative exhibition on the Great War and ask the public to bring in family memorabilia and tell their story to local historian Colin Rogers.

Find out more

Family Craft


Glynn Vivian

11am-1pm-  Ages 4-13

Family craft, hands-on, creative workshop. Drop in, no booking required.

Find out more

AiR…in Progress

Glynn Vivian
12:30pm-2:30pm-

Join Andreas Rüthi in this informal opportunity to meet our artist in residence and discuss his work in progress.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Halloween Sleepover and Ghost Walk

Bodelwyddan Castle
6:30pm-7am – £28pp 6+ all children must be accompanied by an adult

Join our experienced ‘in house’ paranormal team for a great family friendly event, with Ghost Walks, Halloween themed craft activities, supper and breakfast plus, of course, the opportunity to spend the night in our Historic House!

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Saturday 4 NOVEMBER

Trail of the Unexpected

National Waterfront Museum
10am-4pm – Free
Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.
Find out more

Weird Science

National Waterfront Museum

12.30pm-3.30pm – Free

Drop in to watch weird demos, take part in mystifying experiments and make some gross slime to take home. Led by Swansea University

Find out more

Craft Session: Firework Theme

St Fagans

12pm – 4pm £2 per child

Weston Centre for Learning

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

Poppy making Workshops


Firing Line- Cardiff Castle

11am – 3pm £1 per child​

During this period of remembrance join us at the museum to discover the significance of the poppy and make your own to take home using materials from our craft cart

Find out more

Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

50 Years of Newtown Textile Museum


Newtown Textile Museum
11am-3.30pm

‘Come and Try’ Craft Demonstrations, activities, children’s history trail and birthday cake cutting at midday!

Find out more

Animals in Welsh Mythology

Brambell Natural History Museum
11am-1.00pm – 6-8 years old
1.30 – 3.30pm – 9-12 years old

The theme of the day is ‘Animals in Welsh Mythology’. Using specimens from the Museum as inspiration, workshops on drawing from specimens to create imaginative collages, prints, narrative and illustrations with be held with artist Jŵls Williams.

Booking is essential Tel: 01248 353368 or emailing storiel@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

 

There are lakes in Saturn’s rings

MOMA Machynlleth
Shown on a loop between 10am – 4pm
Specially commissioned for the Welsh Museums Festival, artist Lauren Heckler has produced a film inspired by the theme Legend.

Find out more

Art Trolley

Glynn Vivian
10am-12pm-  Ages 4-13

Art Trolley activities in the Gallery. Drop in, no booking required.

Find out more

Saturday Adult Art Classes

Glynn Vivian
11am-4pm-  Ages 16+

Every month we run introductory creative adult art classes with specialist practitioners, covering a range of techniques and subjects.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

World War 1 day

Greenfield Valley

11am- 3pm – Drop In

Come and meet the Cheshire Pals and learn what life was like during World War I.  Have a closer look at what they wore, what they ate and the weapons they used.  Find out more about what happened to Greenfield Valley men and women.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more

Sunday 5 NOVEMBER

Trail of the Unexpected
National Waterfront Museum

10am-4pm – Free

Search our galleries to locate 10 fascinating objects and uncover the strange facts behind them.

Find out more

Weird Science

National Waterfront Museum

12.30pm-3.30pm – Free

Drop in to watch weird demos, take part in mystifying experiments and make some gross slime to take home. Led by Swansea University

Find out more

Craft Session: Firework Theme

St Fagans

12pm – 4pm £2 per child

Weston Centre for Learning

Find out more

Maritime Fun

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
12pm – 4pm £2 adults £4 family
There are many nautical themed activities for children.
Knots, Morse Code, Flags, colouring, quizzes, storytelling, dressing up and hands on activities. During the Festival, if the weather allows, there will be traditional street games outside.

Find out more

Pomander Making
Tudur Merchants House

Normal Admission Price + £1.50 per pomander.

Come and have a go at making a Tudor Pomander – all materials provided.   No need to book

Find out more

Archaeology in the Museum


Porthcawl Museum

Don’t miss our special archaeological events and activities this Museums Festival. With events including Archaeological Dig supported by GATT.Roman re-enactors will be preparing and cooking Roman food for you to try. Arts and crafts from dinosaurs to roman pottery. Archaeology in a Dustbin. Sandpit dig for younger age groups. Plus the chance to see the for the first time on display the Blundell Archaeology Collection.

Find out more

The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham


Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is among the finest examples of European folk art – the art made by ordinary people with often extraordinary talent and skill. The quilt which was made in the town between 1842 and 1852 has not been on public display in Wrexham since 1933.

Find out more

The Heat of the Battle

Wrexham Museum
The Heat of Battle: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is Wrexham Museum’s latest ‘Windows on the World’ exhibition commemorates the story of the Allied campaign in Egypt and Palestine and highlights the distinguished role played by Welsh regiments on that front.

Find out more

Superheroes: The Legends of Today


Wrexham Museum
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Dr Who and Spider-Man have become the legends of our own era in the eternal struggle between good and evil. This exhibition celebrates these heroes of the imagination through the drawings of Wrexham-based illustrator, Neil Edwards. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and BBC/Titan Comics

Find out more

Family Film Club


Glynn Vivian

10:30am-12:30pm-  Ages 4-13

Join us for our monthly specially selected family film, shown on our big screen.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

Find out more

Artist Film Club


Glynn Vivian

3pm-5pm-  Guest artists are invited to share a special film selection of their choice to be shown on our big screen.

Booking essential – 01792 516900 www.ticketsource.co.uk/glynnvivian

Find out more

Half Term Activities

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

11am- 4pm

Come on a ghost hunt! – Find the ghosts that have been hidden all around the Museum.Discover the castle grounds  with the help of our Castle Explorer Backpacks –  come to the museum reception and, in exchange for a returnable deposit, you can borrow one of these crammed with exciting items to do with the history of Abergavenny Castle.

Find out more

Half Term Activities

 

Monmouth Museum

11am- 4pm

Our current special exhibition from the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” celebrating the timeless courage of lifeboat crews all over Britain, is full of family friendly activities and interactives to explore, including clothes to try on, big jigsaws to put together, toys and stories to discover.

Find out more

Halloween Bingo!


Chepstow Museum

11am-4pm – Free

We’ve devised a special trail to see if you can spot some spooky things around the museum – can you spot the lot, get a full haunted house, and play our Hallowe’en bingo!

Find out more

Guy Fawkes Shadow Puppet Workshop

Greenfield Valley

1pm- 3pm – Drop In

Create your very own puppet characters inspired by Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.

Find out more

Forces of Destruction


Erddig

A hands-on event that highlights the epic battle against the forces that damage museum collections, and show the struggle museum professionals have to keep our collections safe and secure. A series of family-friendly activities in the House based around conservation principles and practices. Use the microscopes to scrutinise unwelcome insect pests and have a go at tasks such as vacuuming textiles and brushing dust from old books.

Find out more