Cultural Heritage Sites

Although in no way exhaustive, listed below are some of my favourite cultural heritage sites across the UK. To be updated. Wales National Museum Wales A Welsh Government sponsored body that comprises nine museums in Wales. Below I have listed four individually.

National Museum, Cardiff – Art, Archaeology, Natural History and Geology.

St Fagans National History Museum – An open-air museum (one of the finest in Europe) of Welsh Life in the grounds of St Fagans Castle – a 16th Century Manor House.

National Roman Legion Museum – A Museum in Caerleon, Newport, dedicated to the importance of Roman inhabitance that took place here in AD75

Big Pit Coal Museum – Once a working coal mine, the Big Pit Museum is one of Britain’s leading mining museums.

Blaenavon Ironworks and World Heritage SiteAn Industrial Museum in Blaenavon, Wales. This site (as well as Big Pit) is of particular importance to me because my Father’s family lived and worked in Blaenavon during the Industrial Revolution. One of my ancestors actually lived in ‘Stack Square’. London The Houses of Parliament & Big BenA recognisable sight for most people. A very familiar sight for me because I worked opposite the Houses of Parliament when I lived in London. Historical information, and tours available to book, can be found via the above link. Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum – I remember visiting the Lawn Tennis Museum when I was about 10, or younger. My sister and I loved to play tennis (though we were never very good), but more than anything I was fascinated by the history of the game, and this very British event. I even used the subject for my first self directed project in school.    

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