The National Museum Wales have always been such an important part of our landscape, in fact we are blessed with seven national museums, with world-class collections from Wales and around the globe. They are spread throughout the country, each focusing on different aspects of our rich and varied heritage.

From the National Museum in Cardiff, to the incredible St Fagans, the most popular heritage attraction in Wales, and for very good reason. It’s a real immersive exploration of Welsh life through the ages. They have outside parkland, where more than 40 original historic buildings have been reassembled, including farms, shops, a terrace of miners’ cottages, a workingmen’s institute, pub, woollen mill, bakehouse and 12th century church. The indoor galleries recently had a £30 million makeover, along with a new Gweithdy (workshop) for craft displays and activities.

It’s all of that, and so much more we have missed during the year long lockdown.

Always trying to keep our youngsters entertained and educated, the National Museum have come up with a terrific plan which will let our kids effectively spend a night at the museum, from the comfort of their own homes. They used to do these events in the actual museum buildings, and they were always popular. But strange times call for new ideas, and this is a really good one.

Here’s the plan:

Set up camp, make your own binoculars, and get ready for a Museum adventure like no other.

– Go behind the scenes to the Museum stores and discover where insects, marine life, and endangered species are hiding.

– Binoculars at the ready… join a live video call to a South African safari to spot some elephants!

–   Ever wondered what edible insects taste like?! Keep energy levels high and prepare Jungle Juice, Dirt Dessert, and Bug Grub * edible* snacks.

– Wind down and join a special bedtime yoga session, then return to camp to dream of majestical sea creatures, swimming freely in the ocean.

– Wake up bright and early for birdwatching, before building bird feeders and butterfly seed bombs that will help protect and pollinate our land.

This event is aimed at children aged 4 to 12.  

  • There are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets must be booked in advance.  
  • The event will start at 1pm and will end at 10am the following morning.  
  • A downloadable sleepover essentials guide will be available in advance to help you plan your sleepover experience. 
  • Most content has been pre-recorded but will be shown as live. We recommend that you follow the programme in order, but you can enjoy the activities at your own pace.  
  • The digital content will be available to ticketholders between 12.45pm Saturday 22 May and 10am Monday 24 May 2021.  
  • Please purchase 1 ticket for every group or family. You will be asked to provide attendee names at checkout for competition purposes. 
  • All materials and activities supplied for this event will be bilingual (Welsh & English) excluding the live Safari call, elements of behind the scenes, and messages from Folly Farm and Lizzie Daly. These activities will be delivered in the facilitators first language, which is English. 

The Museum Sleepover is on Saturday May 22nd and costs £5.58. Tickets are limited and you can get yours right HERE.


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