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St Fagans

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St Fagans St Fagans National Museum of History showcases the history of Wales through the people’s everyday lives. The museum is just outside Cardiff and is free to enter though there is a small parking fee. Inside The main conference building holds two museums with household memorabilia and workplace tools. The museums are of an…

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Big Pit Blaenafon

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Brecon Beacons Big Pit Miners

Big Pit Blaenafon As part of our Brecon Beacons Ambassador scheme we visited Big Pit National Coal Museum at Blaenafon.The site sits high on the Blaenafon moor exposed to the Welsh weather. Below it are the rows of terraced houses where the miners once lived. Now home to commuters from the neighbouring cities like Swansea,…

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Blaernavon

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Brecon Beacons Blaernavon

Blaernavon Today I visited Blaernavon World Heritage Centre and Blaernavon Ironworks. The heritage centre is based in a converted school house. It offers an insight into the industrial era and the production of iron ore that went on to be railway tracks and cannon balls. There are displays and presentations designed to bring this era…

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Royal Welsh Museum

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Brecon Beacons Royal Welsh Museum

Today we visited The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh with the Brecon Beacons Ambassador Scheme. The exploits of the 24th Regiment during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War are legendary and remembered in the film Zulu. There is a model of the battlefield which helps explain what they did that day. The museum also has memorabilia…