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...

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