Wales

Plan your days out in Wales. Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles, stately homes and more, in Cardiff, Swansea and beyond.

A photo of a circular coin showing a carving of the Hiberno-Scandinavian ruler Sihtric Anlafsson, declared treasure in Wales

Rare Viking treasures: See the silver of Scandinavian and English kings found in Wales

See the hoard discovered by a metal detectorist in Llandwrog in March, including pennies produced in Dublin under the Hiberno-Scandinavian ruler Sihtric Anlafsson.

A photo of a gold archaeological ring found at Hundleton and declared treasure at National Museum Wales

Mourning rings honouring post-medieval dead, emblazoned with skulls and crosses, declared archaeological treasure in Wales

Find out about an early post-medieval ring emblazoned with death's stylized skull, a silver ring from the 15th or early 16th century and a finger ring displaying a bezel of facets.

a photo of a collection of fossilised bones

Student palaeontologist stumbles upon missing fossil foot of 'Welsh Dragon' dinosaur

A palaeontology student at Portsmouth University has located the missing fossilised foot of a Jurassic dinosaur recently displayed by National Museum Cardiff.

A photograph of Kidwelly Castle, located in Wales. It is in the background on a hill with a path in the foreground and a small wheelbarrow casting a shadow on the path. The image is in black and white.

Can you help identify the locations in these John Piper photographs?

Thousands of negatives from the John Piper Estate have been digitised and added to the Tate Gallery Archives this week. Now curators are hoping the public will help identify almost 1,000 more.

A photograph of a captured soldier

War photojournalist Phillip Jones Griffiths celebrated at the National Library of Wales

The life and work of Welsh war photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths is being celebrated with a major exhibition drawn from his archive at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

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"A song for a new Welsh nation": Patagonian Welsh national anthem discovered in 19th century pamphlet

The back of an 1875 pamphlet suggests the Welsh community in Patagonia nearly had their own national anthem.

a photo of a rust-coloured spherical object with a hole in its centre and imprints of shells on its outer surface

Ten countries, ten ceramicists: The International Ceramics Festival 2015

As Aberystwyth's International Ceramics Festival prepares to open its doors on a weekend of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, firings and stalls, we look at the work and ideas of ten very......

A photo of a boy holding up an archaeological artefact

Archaeologists begin digging at "incredible" prehistoric hillfort on outskirts of Cardiff

Archaeologists have spoken of their excitement at returning to Caerau Hillfort, where they aim to double the number of public participants after attracting 2,000 people last year.

A photo of a fossil-like grey rock with crags against a black background

Species which invaded Brazil and Caribbean could threaten British wildlife, says National Museum Wales

Six types of bivalve, washed up from the south-east coast of the US, could out-compete natives such as scallops and the edible oyster.

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