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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is located in Wales
Cardiff
Cardiff
Blaenavon
Blaenavon
Nantgarw
Nantgarw
Dre-fach Felindre
Dre-fach Felindre
Llanberis
Llanberis
Caerleon
Caerleon
Swansea
Swansea
St David's
St David's
The locations of the branches of (and other sites connected to) Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
Poster by the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion suggesting the formation of a National Museum of Wales, June 1876.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, formerly the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, is a Welsh Government sponsored body that comprises seven museums in Wales:

In addition to these sites, the organisation runs Oriel y Parc, a gallery of Welsh landscape art in St David's, in partnership with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.[1] The National Collections Centre in Nantgarw is AC-NMW's storage facility.

Directors of the National Museum of WalesEdit

Visitor numbersEdit

In 2017 over 1.89m visitors attended the National Museum sites. The most popular site for 2017 was St. Fagans and in 2016 the most popular attraction was National Museum Cardiff.

Museum visitor numbers[6]
Museum Visitor numbers (2017) Image
St Fagans National Museum of History   553,090  
National Museum Cardiff   539,550  
National Waterfront Museum   268,622  
National Slate Museum   145,969  
Big Pit National Coal Museum   141,969  
National Roman Legion Museum   70,021  
National Wool Museum   36,909  
Source: Visits to Tourist Attractions in Wales 2017[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Oriel y Parc, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, retrieved 9 August 2015[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (corporate author) (2007), Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales: Celebrating the first 100 years, Cardiff: National Museum Wales Books, p. 182
  3. ^ Price, Karen (13 January 2010), "National Museum Wales director Michael Houlihan takes up post in New Zealand", WalesOnline, retrieved 12 August 2015
  4. ^ New director general for National Museum Wales, BBC News, 12 July 2010, retrieved 12 August 2015
  5. ^ Director General, National Museum Wales, retrieved 2 September 2018
  6. ^ a b "Visits to tourist attractions in Wales 2017" (pdf). Visit Wales. Retrieved 7 September 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Rhiannon Mason, Museums, Nations, Identities: Wales and its National Museums, Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2007, 256 p. ISBN 0708319726

External linksEdit