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National Slate Museum What’s On Summer and Autumn Guide

July – October 2012

Family Fun Walks and Talks www.museumwales.ac.uk (029) 2057 3700

1972 - 2012

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Regular Events Walks and Talks

1972 - 2012

Exhibitions FAB 40 Until 31 December

Various dates and times, please call the Museum or visit the website Enjoy one of our walks, talks and demonstrations. See a slate being split, find out what wood had to do with the story of slate and get up close and personal with UNA – our Quarry engine.

Perfect Patterns Thu 21 June, Thu 26 July, Thu 23 August & Thu 13 September, 1pm-3pm The pattern makers could produce a wooden pattern for any metal object needed by the workshops or the quarry - from wagon wheels to steam engine parts. There are thousands in our collection! Take a peek behind the scenes with our curator to find out how we’re looking after this amazing collection.

2012 is the National Slate Museum’s 40th birthday and since 1972 we’ve welcomed nearly three million visitors though our doors. Find out what’s happened here over the past 40 years in this brand new exhibition which also highlights the variety and relevance of our industrial museums in Wales.

Birthday Talk/Lecture Quarrying the Past! Celebrating the 40th anniversary of our slate museums.

Summer of Slate Mon 23 July-Fri 31 August 12pm-4pm Decorate a slate, get creative with the museum’s ART CART, try your hand at making perfect patterns in the foundry sandpit or get all dressed up in the quarrymen’s houses.

Halloween trail Sat 27-Wed 31 October, All day Are you brave enough to follow the Hallowe’en trail through the Museum?

Hallowe’en Hallabaloo Tue 30 & Wed 31 October 12pm-4pm Make a spooktacular craft for All Hallows eve in our workshop for little witches and wizards!

Saturday 27 October, 2pm

Great Graffiti! Join Dr Dafydd Roberts, the National Slate Museum’s Keeper, as he looks back over some of the key events in the museum’s life over recent years in this special talk to mark the museum’s 40th birthday. For additional birthday events please visit the website. Free

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Family Events

Tue 30 & Wed 31 October 1pm-3pm Graffiti was always popular in Quarry Culture with quarrymen making carvings and pictures on the slate surrounding them. Creat your own modern version by designing your own graffiti name plaque on a piece of slate. Charge

Families

For more details of all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (0259) 2057 3700

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