National Waterfront Museum marks fifth birthday
The attraction has welcomed over a million visitors since its opening!
The National Waterfront Museum offers people the opportunity to explore human stories about innovation and industry in Wales now and over the past 300 years. The attraction houses 100 audio visual exhibits that include 36 state-of-the-art interactive displays. Technologically obsolete objects from across Wales such as the world's first steam locomotive, a brick press and one of the very few surviving coal wagons are also featured in the museum.
Highlights since October 2005 include taking the national lead to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery in 2007 and a display celebrating the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel- one of the most influential engineers of the 19th Century.
Cars, boats, trucks, sugar cane, cotton plants, a Welsh tea set that's been to Australia and back and an anti-suffragette doll are among the exhibits to have featured over the last five years. The biggest exhibit was a half-tonne rowing boat and the smallest was the last drop of oil squeezed from the Llandarcy oil refinery.
The museum marked its celebration with a special event on Sunday 17th October 2010.
Steph Mastoris, Head of the National Waterfront Museum, said: "Celebrating the arrival of our fifth anniversary is a real honour for us all at the National Waterfront Museum and we are delighted to have reached this milestone with fantastic visitor figures along the way."
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