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 27 October

Autumn Half Term Activities

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Drop-in Workshops
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Cost: Free (suggested donation £3)
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Newtown’s Waterways past and present

Newtown Textile Museum
This two-day event will celebrate Newtown’s waterways with displays in the Museum about the use of the river and the canal in the old days, and displays in a shop of the way it is used now.
Time: 11am – 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

Building the Wickerman

St Fagans National Museum of History
Burning the Wicker Man is one of the highlights of our Halloween Nights and we need your help to build him. Come and lend a hand in these family friendly drop in sessions.
Be sure to buy a ticket for our Halloween Nights event if you want to come back after dark and watch him light up the night.
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

Pumpkin Carving

Tredegar House
Head down to the Riding School and carve your spookiest pumpkin in time for Halloween.

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per pumpkin.
Find out more

Dylan Thomas Walking Tour – Uplands

National Waterfront Museum
Meet at Uplands Tavern for this special literary tour led by Swansea poet and Dylan-scholar Peter Thabit Jones.
Time: 11am
Cost: Free (Booking required)
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Bobbing Boats

National Waterfront Museum
Create a cool craft that makes a tiny boat bob up and down on the sea, and learn sea safety as part of our Coastguards exhibition.
Time: 12.30 pm – 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

World War 1 Day

Greenfield Valley
Come and experience British soldiers from the European western front, Turkey and Africa in full costume and learn about their place in the war.
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
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Sunday 28 October

CANDELAS

National Slate Museum Llanberis
A concert in conjunction with getitloudinlibraries.com.
Time: 2.30pm
Cost: £7
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Halloween Trail & Crafts

National Slate Museum Llanberis
Join us for a spooky dose of fun this Halloween. Are you brave enough to complete the Halloween trail around the museum, and join one of our craft workshops to make something spooky to take home!
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £1
Find out more

Autumn Half Term Activities

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Family Film Club
Time: 10.30am
Cost: Free (suggested donation £3)
Find out more

Newtown’s Waterways past and present

Newtown Textile Museum
This two-day event will celebrate Newtown’s waterways with displays in the Museum about the use of the river and the canal in the old days, and displays in a shop of the way it is used now.
Time: 11am – 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

Building the Wickerman

St Fagans National Museum of History
Burning the Wicker Man is one of the highlights of our Halloween Nights and we need your help to build him. Come and lend a hand in these family friendly drop in sessions.
Be sure to buy a ticket for our Halloween Nights event if you want to come back after dark and watch him light up the night.
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

Pumpkin Carving

Tredegar House
Head down to the Riding School and carve your spookiest pumpkin in time for Halloween.

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per pumpkin.
Find out more

Bobbing Boats

National Waterfront Museum
Create a cool craft that makes a tiny boat bob up and down on the sea, and learn sea safety as part of our Coastguards exhibition.
Time: 12.30 pm – 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Stargazing Evening

National Waterfront Museum
A stellar evening for all beginners and enthusiasts, including telescope tips and 3D film presentations.
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: Free
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Gower Fairy Stories

National Waterfront Museum
Be enchanted by Gower Fairy Tales, accompanied by a beautiful performance on the harp.
Time: 11:30am & 1:30pm
Cost: Free
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Dylan Thomas Walking Tour – Marina

NationalWaterfrontMuseum
Join Swansea poet and Dylan-expert Peter Thabit Jones for a look at some historic and contemporary sites associated with Dylan Thomas.
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free (Places limited – booking required)
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

World War 1 Day

Greenfield Valley
Come and experience British soldiers from the European western front, Turkey and Africa in full costume and learn about their place in the war.
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Monday 29 October

CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

Building the Wickerman

St Fagans National Museum of History
Burning the Wicker Man is one of the highlights of our Halloween Nights and we need your help to build him. Come and lend a hand in these family friendly drop in sessions.
Be sure to buy a ticket for our Halloween Nights event if you want to come back after dark and watch him light up the night.
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

Pumpkin Carving

Tredegar House
Head down to the Riding School and carve your spookiest pumpkin in time for Halloween.

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per pumpkin.
Find out more

50 things activities

Tredegar House
Our team will be helping you tick off some of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, the ultimate bucket list for kids.
Time: Times vary, details on our website
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge.
Find out more

Halloween Trail & Crafts

National Slate Museum Llanberis
Join us for a spooky dose of fun this Halloween. Are you brave enough to complete the Halloween trail around the museum, and join one of our craft workshops to make something spooky to take home!
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £1
Find out more

Bobbing Boats

National Waterfront Museum
Create a cool craft that makes a tiny boat bob up and down on the sea, and learn sea safety as part of our Coastguards exhibition.
Time: 12.30 pm – 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Tuesday 30 October

Halloween Fun for Families

Storiel Bangor
Come in your fancy dress to celebrate Halloween (suitable for under 12’s).
Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
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Pirate story time

Cardiff Story Museum
Join our swashbuckling storyteller to hear stories of pirates and their adventures!
Time: 10am – 12.00pm
Cost: Free
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Autumn Half Term Activities

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Self-led activities.
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: Free (suggested donation £3)
Find out more

Spooky Storytelling Andy Harrop and friends

Llangollen Museum
With storytellers Andy Harrop and friends telling spooky stories, we’ll celebrate Halloween with local myths themed fancy dress competition, arts and crafts, apple bobbing and other games.
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Free
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Festival Fun

Porthcawl Museum
Modern Archaeology Day for the Family with ‘Dig for Dino’ (fossils and dinosaur models hidden in sand) and ‘Archaeology in a dustbin’. Open to all.
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Cost: £1
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Year of the Sea Storytime

National Wool Museum
Visit our knitted underwater grotto for some delightful stories. No need to book.
Time: 11am – Welsh; 1pm – English
Cost: Free
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Halloween crafts & games

Powysland Museum
Create scary and creepy Halloween crafts, find the hidden Halloween creatures and have fun with some Halloween games.

Time: 11.30am – 2.00pm
Cost: £3 per child
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CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

Building the Wickerman

St Fagans National Museum of History
Burning the Wicker Man is one of the highlights of our Halloween Nights and we need your help to build him. Come and lend a hand in these family friendly drop in sessions.
Be sure to buy a ticket for our Halloween Nights event if you want to come back after dark and watch him light up the night.
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

Pumpkin Carving

Tredegar House
Head down to the Riding School and carve your spookiest pumpkin in time for Halloween.

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per pumpkin.
Find out more

50 things activities

Tredegar House
Our team will be helping you tick off some of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, the ultimate bucket list for kids.
Time: Times vary, details on our website
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge.
Find out more

Halloween Trail & Crafts

National Slate Museum Llanberis
Join us for a spooky dose of fun this Halloween. Are you brave enough to complete the Halloween trail around the museum, and join one of our craft workshops to make something spooky to take home!
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £1
Find out more

Bobbing Boats

National Waterfront Museum
Create a cool craft that makes a tiny boat bob up and down on the sea, and learn sea safety as part of our Coastguards exhibition.
Time: 12.30 pm – 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

Rumplestiltskin

Greenfield Valley
An enchanting, colourful production adapted from the original tale by the Brothers Grimm.
Time: 11am and 2pm (Running time 50 minutes)
Cost: Free (Call Visitor Centre to book)
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Children & Family Drop-in Ceramics Workshop

Swansea Museum
Explore ceramic collections and recreate your own blue and white pottery piece with Lucy Donald.

Time: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Wednesday 31 October

Spooky Halloween Tales

Cosmeston Medieval Village

On these days only the bravest will be granted access to search and discover the spooky tales of Old Cosmeston Village. Children will be led on an atmospheric tour as they discover All Hallows Eve has come.
Time: 10.30am
Cost: Cost £5 per child (pre-paid booking only). All children must be accompanied by an adult (suitable for all the family).

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Ghostly Goings On

Cosmeston Medieval Village

On these days only the bravest will be granted access to search and discover the spooky tales of Old Cosmeston Village. Children will be led on an atmospheric tour as they discover All Hallows Eve has come.
Time: 3pm
Cost: £7.50 per person (pre-paid booking only). Advisory notice: children may be frightened and must be accompanied by an adult.

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Down to the Sea

Cynon Valley Museum

The Museum will be hosting arts activities focussed on the theme “Down to the Sea”. These sessions will be about journeys to the sea and where people and commodities go to using the ocean. The Museum will also be launching a family trail of the same theme.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: The museum is free and activities will be free. The Trail will incur a cost of £2 per trail pack.

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Autumn Half Term Activities

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Art Festival Day: A day of Halloween fun including workshops, activities and films.
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Free (suggested donation £3)
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Play Halloween Games!

Torfaen Museum

Visit our fascinating exhibition Generation Games and for one day only play Halloween games!
Time: 11am – 3pm
Cost: Free
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CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

Pumpkin Carving

Tredegar House
Head down to the Riding School and carve your spookiest pumpkin in time for Halloween.

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per pumpkin.
Find out more

Freaky Halloween Crafts

Yr Ysgwrn
Free drop in sessions: come and make some spooky decorations with the kids!
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
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The Big Draw – Amazing Mummies

Winding House Museum
Take part in the world’s biggest celebration of drawing with ‘Amazing Mummies’ at the Winding House Museum. Learn to draw a large scale Egyptian Mummy, free entry, drop in between 11am and 1pm to take part.
Time: 11am – 1.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Halloween Trail & Crafts

National Slate Museum Llanberis
Join us for a spooky dose of fun this Halloween. Are you brave enough to complete the Halloween trail around the museum, and join one of our craft workshops to make something spooky to take home!
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £1
Find out more

Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Halloween Spooky Funday

National Waterfront Museum
An unmissable day of spooky fun in our mysterious museum setting!
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
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Ghostbusters Halloween Takeover

National Waterfront Museum
Join our ‘Hunt the Ghost Gallery Trail’ and make some ecto–slime, then grab some free popcorn and sit back and enjoy the original Ghostbusters movie – the perfect cult classic for Halloween.
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: £7.50 per person (limited tickets available)
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Oriel Science Café – Will the Real Victor Frankenstein Please Stand Up?

National Waterfront Museum
Join Professor Iwan Morus on the science behind the monster.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Free
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Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

Goosebumps at Greenfield

Greenfield Valley
Can you complete the Monk’s Challenges to be let out of the Museum and collect a spooky prize. Halloween fun for all the family.
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: £2.50 per child
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Halloween

National Museum Cardiff
In this family friendly behind the scenes day there will be loads to see and do to keep your little monsters amused… Come and see our amazing magician in shows at 12pm and 3pm and you can also have a go at some hands-on games and activities! Discover some of the creepier objects in our collection and chat to the people behind the jars about the specimens.
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Thursday 1 November

Festival of the Dead Puppet show

National Slate Museum Llanberis
“Up in the attic cupboards, stories are ready to be discovered”. Puppets, actors, tricks, magic and shadows… a spooky Winter’s tale to send a quiver and a shiver down your spine by the ‘Black Star and Monkey’ puppet Company. A shadow skeleton workshop follows the show. Come in Halloween costume! Suitable for ages 4 – 12 and families. (This a Welsh language performance that can be
enjoyed by non-Welsh speakers due to the visual narrative of the puppet show.)
Time: 5pm & 7.15pm
Cost: £5
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Autumn Half Term Activities

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Self-led activities.
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: Free (suggested donation £3)
Find out more

Festival Fun

Porthcawl Museum
Time Team Dig with GGAT. Only 12 places available for 8 years old or above. Tickets to be bought beforehand.

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: £5 (lunch included)
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Scrappy Sheep Club – Paint a Pot & Plant a Bulb

National Wool Museum
Paint a pot and plant a daffodil to brighten up you spring.
Time: 12-3pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

50 things activities

Tredegar House
Our team will be helping you tick off some of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, the ultimate bucket list for kids.
Time: Times vary, details on our website
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge.
Find out more

Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

Guy Fawkes Shadow Puppets

Greenfield Valley
Create your very own puppet characters inspired by Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Day of The Dead Workshop

Swansea Museum
Decorate your very own clay Day of the Dead Skulls!
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free (Drop-in event suitable for all ages)
Find out more

Friday 2 November

Scrappy Sheep Club – Paint a Pot & Plant a Bulb

National Wool Museum
Paint a pot and plant a daffodil to brighten up you spring.
Time: 12-3pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Autumn Half Term Activities

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Self-led activities.
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: Free (suggested donation £3)
Find out more

CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
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The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
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Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
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50 things activities

Tredegar House
Our team will be helping you tick off some of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, the ultimate bucket list for kids.
Time: Times vary, details on our website
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge.
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Pit to Port: The Celestial Way

Welsh Mining Experience
Be amazed as you step inside our pop-up planetarium and allow our expert astronomer to guide you around the night sky exploring how mariners would have navigated the oceans.

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: Free
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Through the Shadows

Yr Ysgwrn
Siwan Llynor will join us for an evening of spooky tales, warm soup and a candle light tour of the farmhouse. This will be a Welsh language event.
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: £7.00 / £5.00 (booking essential)
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Craft Club

Winding House Museum
Remember, remember the 5th of November! We’re making some Guy Fawkes and firework themed crafts on Friday at 11am. As usual its £2.50 per child and booking is essential by telephone 01443 822666.
Time: 11am – 12.00pm
Cost: £2.50
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Spot the Bat Tail

National Waterfront Museum
Ten bite sized bats have hidden themselves around our galleries for a daytime doze! Search high and low to spot where they are hanging out.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
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Little Mice Club – Out at Sea

National Waterfront Museum
Drop in with your little ones to play, make & sing – and meet Morys the Museum Mouse!
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free
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Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
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Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
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Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
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Saturday 3 November

Brambell Natural History Museum Open Day

Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University
This will be an opportunity to visit the University’s Natural History Museum, which is not usually accessible to the public, to learn more about the specimens on display. There will be a chance to ask questions of the available volunteers, and there will be an activities corner for children of all ages.
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
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Discovery Table

Newport Museum
Celebrate the Welsh Museums Festival with us! Visit our discovery table in the Art Gallery to find out more about how we look after objects in the Museum’s collections.
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: Free
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Festival Fun

Porthcawl Museum
Craft for All.

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: £1
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Halloween Party

Sir Henry Jones Museum
We will be hosting Halloween on the last Saturday of October. The evening will start at 5.00pm for the whole family. A buffet will be provided and there will be a competition for best fancy dress costume and best pumpkin, with a £10.00 prize for first place.
Time: 5pm
Cost: Free
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CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

50 things activities

Tredegar House
Our team will be helping you tick off some of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, the ultimate bucket list for kids.
Time: Times vary, details on our website
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge.
Find out more

Swansea Science Festival

National Waterfront Museum
Celebrate the everyday and extraordinary science around us at Wales’s largest science festival, with a series of themed zones to delight and educate, in conjunction with Swansea University.
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

Brambell Natural History Museum Open Day


This will be an opportunity to visit the University’s Natural History Museum, which is not usually accessible to the public, to learn more about the specimens on display. There will be a chance to ask questions of the available volunteers, and there will be an activities corner for children of all ages.
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
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Painting ceramics with artist Lucy Donald

Swansea Museum
Two adult workshops (maximum of 12 places per session). First session will use pencil, acrylic and watercolour to study shape and form of a still life made up from ceramics. Second session will look at architecture and the museum’s ceramics to create sketches and paintings.
Time: 10am – 12pm (first session) 1pm – 3pm (second session)
Cost: Free (call 01792 653763 to book a place)
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Sunday 4 November

CoedLan – High Ropes at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of History
Experience an exciting new high ropes course perched in the beech trees at St Fagans National Museum of History. Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above, before zipping back down to earth.
Time: 10am – 5.00pm
Cost: £10
Find out more

The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

Tredegar House
Walk a mile in a hedgehog’s shoes with our trail and get stuck into arts and crafts.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members free of charge.
Find out more

Toffee Apple Bar

Tredegar House
Treat yourself over the half-term and decorate your own toffee apple at our new toffee apple bar.

Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge. £3 per apple
Find out more

50 things activities

Tredegar House
Our team will be helping you tick off some of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, the ultimate bucket list for kids.
Time: Times vary, details on our website
Cost: Admission charges apply, National Trust members admission free of charge.
Find out more

Swansea Science Festival

National Waterfront Museum
Celebrate the everyday and extraordinary science around us at Wales’s largest science festival, with a series of themed zones to delight and educate, in conjunction with Swansea University.
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Find out more

Unfolding the collection

Erddig (National Trust)
An exciting new conservation trail will be unveiled, including hands-on activities – including paper-folding – that bring to life conservation techniques and the science behind them.
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: The activity is free but normal entry charges apply
Find out more

Mud and Glory: The Art of World War One

Monmouthshire Museums
Throughout the Festival week Abergavenny and Chepstow Museums are each hosting parts of the exhibition ‘Efforts and Ideals’ of WW1 prints on display at both sites. Also, there will be a special one-off lecture connected with the exhibition and will take place at The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow NP16 5JH

Time: 2.30pm-4pm
Cost: £10 full / £7.50 concession
Find out more

Monmouthshire Museums Events

Monmouthshire Museums
Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails during Festival week!

Time: Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm. Abergavenny and Monmouth Museums are open every day 11am – 4pm except Wednesday.
Cost: Free
Find out more

Festival activities

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Week of activities including daily showings of the film ‘Ordinary Men’ and the exhibition of ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes; a chance to meet a historical soldier from the period in ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Mon / Tues); opportunity for children to ‘Make a Medal’ from the period (Weds); and a family activity to paint a slate for a fallen member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Thurs / Fri).
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Find out more