Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

(Tuesday) (Sunday)

Step into the world of famous explorers and travel on an adventure uncovering treasures from around the world at this exciting new exhibition at National Museum Cardiff.



Book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment for this inspirational exhibition.



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£7 adults (17 years and over)

£5 concessions (over 60s, unwaged, in full-time education, NUS cardholders)

Free to everyone 16 years and under. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy Tickets Now through Ticketline or call (029) 2023 0130.



Due to the nature of this exciting new exhibition entry will be available at timed intervals. To guarantee admission for your chosen date and time please buy tickets in advance. The admission desk at the Museum will only sell tickets to visit on the day, subject to availability.



To arrange a school visit please call our Learning Department on (029) 2057 3240.



For all other group visits please book via Ticketline.



 



To celebrate 2016, The Year of Adventure in Wales, we're hosting extraordinary treasures from popular culture including the hat, whip and jacket of Indiana Jones, crystal skulls, Inca gold and early finds such as Egyptian Mummies.



The exhibition will tell the stories behind great archaeological discoveries from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian America and Rapa Nui (Easter Island), some of which have never been seen in Wales before. It will include a whole host of fascinating objects and treasures from ancient worlds as well as more recent examples uncovered in Wales.



You'll be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of archaeologists - historical and fictional - to uncover the stories behind some of the world’s ancient treasures. Star objects will include:



an Egyptian mummy

Roman treasures

a crystal skull from the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, thanks to Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

human skulls from Viking-age burials at Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey

a 19th-century crystal skull from Musée du Quai Branly, Paris.

The archaeological investigations of individuals such as Giovanni Belzoni (Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities), Flinders Petrie (Egyptologist) and Adela Breton (archaeological artist and explorer) will be explored. This will be contrasted with adventure today and the impact of archaeological discoveries on popular culture, fiction and film, from Tintin and Indiana Jones to Rider Haggard and Conan Doyle.



Buy Tickets



Please allow plenty of time for parking to arrive in time for your booked time slot.



Events supporting this exhibition:











So you want to be an archaeologist?

30 January 2016









Lunchtime Talk Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

10 February 2016









Treasures and Adventures family workshops

16–19 February 2016









Lunchtime Talk Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

17 February 2016









Women in Archaeology

8 March 2016









Murder Mystery at the Museum

18 March 2016









Treasures and Adventures Family Workshops

29 March–1 April 2016

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Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology National Museum & Gallery Cardiff Main address: National Museum & Gallery Cardiff Cathays Park CF10 3NP Cardiff, United kingdom National Museum & Gallery Cardiff Cathays Park CF10 3NP Cardiff, United kingdom Step into the world of famous explorers and travel on an adventure uncovering treasures from around the world at this exciting new exhibition at National Museum Cardiff.



Book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment for this inspirational exhibition.



Buy Tickets



TICKETS



£7 adults (17 years and over)

£5 concessions (over 60s, unwaged, in full-time education, NUS cardholders)

Free to everyone 16 years and under. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy Tickets Now through Ticketline or call (029) 2023 0130.



Due to the nature of this exciting new exhibition entry will be available at timed intervals. To guarantee admission for your chosen date and time please buy tickets in advance. The admission desk at the Museum will only sell tickets to visit on the day, subject to availability.



To arrange a school visit please call our Learning Department on (029) 2057 3240.



For all other group visits please book via Ticketline.



 



To celebrate 2016, The Year of Adventure in Wales, we're hosting extraordinary treasures from popular culture including the hat, whip and jacket of Indiana Jones, crystal skulls, Inca gold and early finds such as Egyptian Mummies.



The exhibition will tell the stories behind great archaeological discoveries from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian America and Rapa Nui (Easter Island), some of which have never been seen in Wales before. It will include a whole host of fascinating objects and treasures from ancient worlds as well as more recent examples uncovered in Wales.



You'll be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of archaeologists - historical and fictional - to uncover the stories behind some of the world’s ancient treasures. Star objects will include:



an Egyptian mummy

Roman treasures

a crystal skull from the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, thanks to Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

human skulls from Viking-age burials at Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey

a 19th-century crystal skull from Musée du Quai Branly, Paris.

The archaeological investigations of individuals such as Giovanni Belzoni (Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities), Flinders Petrie (Egyptologist) and Adela Breton (archaeological artist and explorer) will be explored. This will be contrasted with adventure today and the impact of archaeological discoveries on popular culture, fiction and film, from Tintin and Indiana Jones to Rider Haggard and Conan Doyle.



Buy Tickets



Please allow plenty of time for parking to arrive in time for your booked time slot.



Events supporting this exhibition:











So you want to be an archaeologist?

30 January 2016









Lunchtime Talk Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

10 February 2016









Treasures and Adventures family workshops

16–19 February 2016









Lunchtime Talk Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

17 February 2016









Women in Archaeology

8 March 2016









Murder Mystery at the Museum

18 March 2016









Treasures and Adventures Family Workshops

29 March–1 April 2016
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