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A new kind of Museum for Wales

Published Fri 19 Oct 2018 - By Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn celebrates the completion of the redevelopment of St Fagans with a new commissioned poem

Visitors to St Fagans National Museum of History – Wales’ largest and most popular heritage attraction – are being encouraged to ‘be part of history’ following a £30 million redevelopment of the Museum, based on the outskirts of Cardiff.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ six year project, which has received generous funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Welsh Government and many others is the most ambitious redevelopment project in its history.

St Fagans remained open throughout the redevelopment with opportunities for people from all over Wales to get involved. 120 community organisations, street charities and local groups have helped to shape the redevelopment providing advice and expertise. Over 3,000 volunteers have contributed over 21,000 hours of time to the project. The learning and creativity of over 100,000 school pupils, apprentices, artists and work placements has been supported. Now, there will be opportunities for others to also share their stories, experiences, knowledge, collections and skills to ensure that St Fagans reflects life in Wales from 230,000 years ago to today.

 

National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn wrote a poem in response: