Treasures Exhibition brings Indiana Jones, crystal skulls, mummies and gold to Cardiff
|The crystal skull from the movie!|
|The Egyptian mummy|
|The Tregwynt Hoard|
There has been some discussion in the press (Wales Online and BBC News) regarding the the charge of £7 (concessions £5 and entry is free for those of 16 and under). It is the first time that the National Museum of Cardiff has asked an admission price for an exhibition since 2003. Unfortunately it is a sad reality that in today's cash strapped arts and culture arena, in order to deliver a high quality exhibition, museums are having to claw back the costs via visitor admission fees. With young children going free and the price for 2 adults coming in at £14, I personally think this is reasonable. The rest of the museum is free and you can have a great day out in comparison for what you can pay for other options.
Believe me, this exhibition is well worth the expenditure! Both children and adults will love it. Hats off to the National Museum Cardiff for delivering such an innovative experience which illustrates that archaeology is for everyone. Let's hope that it inspires more people, young and old, to explore. I for one will definitely be visiting again - the murder mystery in the galleries in March sounds just my cup of tea!
The exhibition runs until 30 October 2016 and is open 10am to 4pm (last admission) everyday except Bank Holidays.
Further details of how to book and for events linked to the exhibition can be found on the museum website here:
|Hat, jacket and whip as used in the Indiana Jones' films!|