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MS urges families to take up Welsh history Passport Challenge


November 17, 2023 - 324 views

An MS is urging families across North Wales to embrace the brand-new Wales History Trails Passport Challenge.

Llŷr Gruffydd, who represents the region in the Senedd, says the scheme is an opportunity to “explore Wales' rich cultural heritage”.

The Passport was launched during this year’s Welsh Museums Festival, with the aim of increasing museum visibility and footfall.

A number of North Wales museums were among those that took part in the Festival this year, including Ruthin Gaol, Llandudno Museum, Oriel Môn, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, and Conwy Culture Centre.

The Wales History Trails Passport Challenge, inviting participants to visit six museums by 14 April 2024 in order to be in with a chance to win National Trust family day passes and Beat Studio 3 headphones.

Llŷr Gruffydd MS said: “This year’s festival has been a fantastic success and it’s wonderful to see so many local museums in North Wales getting involved.

“The Passport Challenge offers an added incentive to visit museums up until April, and explore Wales' rich cultural heritage.”

This year’s Festival, which was supported by the Welsh Government, included a variety of family-friendly events, such as Halloween activities based on a specially commissioned booklet written by children’s author and Caernarfon-based Casia Wiliam on the Celtic Halloween.

Highlights included events at Conwy Culture Centre, which included a clog dancing session with Angharad Harrop, and was also included in a special trail spotlighting Wales’ diverse history and culture – this year’s Festival theme – due to its current art exhibition about black boxer, football coach and gardener Joseph Taylor.

Rachael Rogers, from the Welsh Museums Federation, said: "This year’s Festival has showcased the work done by museums across the country, promoting Welsh heritage and language. And it has offered free events in welcoming spaces, which are more important than ever."

For more information about the Passport Challenge and participating museums visit:www.museums.wales/passport.