Prepare to be amazed by specimen collections at Brambell Natural History Museum

Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University will be joining museums from across the country for this year’s Welsh Museums Festival, which will be taking place from 27 October – 4 November.

This wonderful annual event is an opportunity for everyone who lives in Wales, or visiting over the half term, to engage with and explore the fantastic museums we have across Wales.  As ever, this year’s event will have a varied programme of events to cater for all tastes, which include exhibitions, re-enactments and workshops, through to Halloween themed activities.

Bangor University’s Brambell Natural History Museum, will be open to the public on Saturday, 3rd November 11am-3pm as part of the festival. This will be an opportunity to visit the University’s Natural History Museum, which is not usually accessible to the public, to learn more about the specimens on display. There will be a chance to ask questions of the available volunteers, and there will be an activities corner for children of all ages.

It is intended to improve access to Bangor University’s hidden museum collections and this is part of Storiel’s work in partnership with Bangor University. This event will offer local residents and visitors a chance to enjoy and learn about the vast variety of specimens on display.

Brambell building is located opposite ASDA and directions are available on the on website http://www.bangor.ac.uk/tour/LocationMap.pdf

The Welsh Government’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Dafydd Elis-Thomas said,

“We are immensely fortunate in Wales to have such a wealth of museums that are filled with some incredibly interesting items. I very much see the Festival as an opportunity for museums to reach out to their local community and help people immerse themselves in their culture and heritage. Hopefully this will help inspire a new generation of people to learn more about our fascinating history.”

Victoria Rogers, President of the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales added,

“The aim is to inspire visitors to learn more about some of the amazing arts and heritage stories on their doorstep through a variety of different experiences. With half term and Halloween coinciding with the festival it provides an opportunity to do something with all the family, so I’d urge you to check out what’s on in your local area and get exploring!”

For a full list of all events taking place as part of the Welsh Museums Festival visit www.museums.wales.

Publication date: 24 October 2018