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National Slate Museum

What’s On October 2013 – March 2014

Exhibitions Family fun Talks & Tours

www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Exhibition

Remains

17 March – 29 June 2014

Image: Cilgwyn by Annie Williams

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Falcon Hildred, Drum House to Rhiw bach quarry.

Exhibitions

Until Mon 6 January 2014

Worktown – The Drawings of Falcon Hildred

Worktown – The Drawings of Falcon Hildred

This major exhibition showcases the life’s work of artist Falcon Hildred, whose evocative drawings document the industrial landscapes and buildings of England and Wales. A partnership between the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Limited, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Mon 17 March – Sun 29 June 2014

Remains

An exhibition of photographs by Ian Warwick and Annie

Williams of old, abandoned slate quarries, exploring how nature has taken over some of these majestic landscapes.

The Launder Stones by Ian Warwick

Until Mon 6 January 2014

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Opening times Easter – October, 10am – 5pm daily. November – Easter, 10am – 4pm (closed Saturdays). Closed: 24 – 28 December 2013, 1 January 2014

Regular events

Open: 30 – 31 December 2013, 2 – 3 January 2014 For more details on our full events programme and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, visit www.museumwales.ac.uk

Walks and talks Make the most of your visit by enjoying one of our walks, talks and demonstrations. See a slate being split, find out what wood had to do with the story of slate, get up close and personal with UNA, our quarry engine, and find out just what makes a perfect pattern in our behind the scenes talk with the curator. Please call the Museum or visit the website for dates and times.

Families

Thurs 31 October 1pm – 3pm

Perfect Patterns 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.

Hands-on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

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Falcon Hildred, Drum House to Rhiw bach quarry.

Step back in time to uncover the secrets of slate and the people who quarried it.

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Family events

Christmas Sun 24 November – Sun 22 December

Sun 24 November 11am – 4pm

Visit our quarrymen’s homes all decorated for the Christmas season and enjoy a warming meal in the museum café.

A perfect way to get in the mood for the festive season. See Santa arrive by train and then visit him in his grotto. Enjoy making a seasonal craft to take home and take part in family activities including puppet shows and storytelling.

Quarrymen’s Christmas

Christmas Fair

Contact the Museum for more Christmas activities and café offers.

Sat 26 – Thurs 31 October 10am – 4pm

Hallowe’en Trail

Are you brave enough to follow the Hallowe’en trail through the Museum? Each completed trail wins a prize! Tues 29 – Wed 30 October 12pm – 4pm

Hallowe’en Crafts

Create a creepy craft to take home in our drop-in workshops.

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Thurs 27 February – Sun 2 March, 10am – 4pm

Model Railway Show Enjoy a great day out at our popular annual model railway show. Daily demonstrations, talks and various engines plus layouts of all shapes and sizes on display. Free rides for children on miniature steam engines. Don’t forget to bring your own 00 gauge trains and have a go on the children’s test track layout!

Sat 1 March, 11am – 3pm

St David’s Day!

Come and visit ‘the most Welsh of Welsh industries’ on Wales’s national day. Enjoy a free welsh-cake in the museum café!

Hands-on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

National Slate Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

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