Take a trip to the Museum of Cardiff (without leaving home)
The Museum of Cardiff might be closed during lockdown but it’s still possible to learn from the fascinating stories it holds, by taking a virtual tour of the collection, one object at a time, and downloading free activities exploring the city’s past.

A picture of a different object from the collection is being posted to the museum’s social media feeds every day, along with its stories. So far the stories have included everything from a 17th century piece of treasure found by metal detectorists in a field in Pentyrch, to a wireless radio that used to belong to a gentleman called Alfred Strange, from Gabalfa, and a clock from what was once Cardiff’s oldest photography shop.

Downloadable activities for adult learners and children, developed in conjunction with local school teachers and designed to support key skills, and explore different themes in Cardiff’s social history are also available to download, via

Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “The team at the Museum of Cardiff have done some fantastic work to make sure their collection remains accessible to visitors from the comfort of their homes.

“With spring themed activity sheets for the youngest children, the chance to learn about life during World War One, and a guide for older children and adults interested in recording the memories of family members or people they care for, there’s already lots to occupy and educate on the website.

“The plan is to regularly add resources to the site so that there is a steady stream of activities to enjoy and the team are also working to make the exhibition they had planned to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day available online.”

Connect with Museum of Cardiff via Twitter @TheCardiffStory or on Facebook @cardiffstory