Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Logo used since August 2022[1]
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 – Museum Wales
Previous National Museum Wales logo used until August 2022
Poster by the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion suggesting the formation of a National Museum of Wales, June 1876.

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales,[2] branded as simply Amgueddfa Cymru (formerly the National Museums and Galleries of Wales and legally National Museum of Wales),[3] 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.[4] The National Collections Centre in Nantgarw is AC-NMW's storage facility.

Directors of the National Museum of Wales[edit]

Visitor numbers[edit]

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[9]
Museum Visitor numbers (2017) Image
St Fagans National Museum of History Increase 553,090 St Fagans Museum Main Building 2018.jpg
National Museum Cardiff Increase 539,550 Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd.JPG
National Waterfront Museum Increase 268,622 National Waterfront Museum (19125415205).jpg
National Slate Museum Increase 145,969 National Slate Museum from above.jpg
Big Pit National Coal Museum Increase 141,969 Big Pit, Blaenavon.jpg
National Roman Legion Museum Increase 70,021 Amgueddfa'r Lleng Rhufeinig.JPG
National Wool Museum Increase 36,909 Welsh National Wool Museum.jpg
Source: Visits to Tourist Attractions in Wales 2017[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Amgueddfa Cymru unveils rebranding". Museums Association. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  2. ^ "About Us". Museum Wales. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  3. ^ "NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES - Charity 525774". register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  4. ^ Oriel y Parc, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, retrieved 9 August 2015[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ National Museum of Wales (2007). Amgueddfa Cymru = National Museum Wales : celebrating the first 100 years. Cardiff: National Museum of Wales. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-7200-0583-7. OCLC 181372070.
  6. ^ Price, Karen (13 January 2010), "National Museum Wales director Michael Houlihan takes up post in New Zealand", WalesOnline, retrieved 12 August 2015
  7. ^ "New director general for National Museum Wales", BBC News, 12 July 2010, retrieved 12 August 2015
  8. ^ Director General, National Museum Wales, retrieved 2 September 2018
  9. ^ a b "Visits to tourist attractions in Wales 2017" (PDF). Visit Wales. Retrieved 7 September 2018.

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]