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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.

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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 different international ceramicists taking part.

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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.

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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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Archaeologists in Flint find ditch built by Edward I to defend English against Prince of Wales

The defensive ditches of a town in north-east Wales, built by the English in 1277, have been discovered by archaeologists beneath the walls of a 19th century pub.

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Napoleon's spyglass restored for the 200th anniversary of Waterloo

A new exhibition marking the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo will also feature the Duke of Wellington’s Book of Common Prayer and the first ever articulated wooden leg.

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Welsh Dragon: Wales' first carnivorous dinosaur goes on display at National Museum Wales

Wales' first Jurassic meat-eating dinosaur, discovered by fossil hunting brothers on a beach in Penarth, has gone on display at National Museum Wales in Cardiff.

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Olive oil and dog paw prints: Archaeologists say villa discovery reveals Wales's Roman trading links

Archaeologists have revealed more about a previously unknown villa found beneath fields in Abermagwr in 2011.

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Ten of the best Waterloo exhibitions to see for Waterloo200

The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo is upon us with scores of events happening over the next two weeks, but you still have time to catch some stunning Waterloo exhibitions throughout the......

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Rock photographer Chalkie Davies opens exhibition with NME at National Museum Cardiff

The Clash, The Specials, Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Thin Lizzy and The Who make up part of the photographed line-up at National Museum Cardiff this summer.

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