MONEY & MEDALS
This section included the preserved counties of Wales based on the counties created by the Local Government Act 1972 and used for local government and other purposes between 1974 and 1996.
They say 'We have something for everyone. Mammoth teeth, gargoyles, oil portraits, Landscape paintings, costume, Welsh dressers, Llanelly Pottery, love spoons, the Stepney Spare Wheel and a mobile phone are some of the treasures on show.'
Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey
They say 'Visitors who wish to learn about the cultural history of Anglesey can enjoy the centre’s History Gallery which gives an introduction to the island’s past through sound, imagery, reconstructions and real artefacts.
They say 'The Royal Mint Museum has one of the finest collections of coins and related material in the world. It is a collection about how money is made and how the Royal Mint has evolved over the last 1100 years.'
They say 'in 1974 the running of the museum became the responsibility of Powys County Council, but during then 1980s it became obvious that the old building could no longer fulfil the requirements of a modern museum. The collection was duly moved to a former warehouse on the Montgomery Canal, which had been extensively but carefully renovated so as to retain its character whilst providing a secure and comfortable environment for the collection and visitors alike.'
They say 'On display at the museum, for all to see, is one of the finest collections of military artefacts. These tell the story of a regiment that has participated in many of the great events of British History in the last 300 years.'
They say 'In our fun, free and interactive galleries, discover how Cardiff was transformed from the small market town of the 1300s, to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital we know today.'
They say 'Discover art, archaeology, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!'
Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales, and a fascinating treasure house of Swansea’s past history. The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, Wales and the rest of the world.