Welsh Museums Festival
Despite lockdowns and restrictions, the museums of Wales are ready to help you enjoy a #HistoricHalfTerm with a range of special online events and resources to delight all ages. We’ll transport you to other extraordinary times in human history, share our museums and collections with you at home, and worry not about Halloween hullabaloo – we’ve got it covered!
It’s great to be back at our museums!
This October Half Term across Wales, museum teams will be offering a treasure trove of fascinating events, adventures and activities to make sure enjoy a #HistoricHalfTerm . We understand that some of you continue to enjoy exploring our delights from the comfort of your own home, so there’ll be online treats as well. Take a look at our growing list of festival events to transport you though time, and help you explore the wisdom and medicine hidden in history that supports our wellbeing today.
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As museums across the Nation hang up festival bunting and prepare to welcome thousands to enjoy over 200 events – many of which are free – during half term week, as part of Welsh Museums Festival, they’re keen to point out that, contrary to what most of us might think, our museums are as much about our futures as they are about our past. Speaking about the Festival, today from St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said “Our Museums teach us about our history but importantly, they’re an investment in Wales’s future. These vibrant places of learning are important visitor attractions, and welcoming places at the heart of their communities that support wellbeing and skills development. And of course they also...