The Fossil Swamp - Exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff

In a nutshell

Find out all about the tropical swamp that covered Wales 300 million years ago at this free exhibition in Cardiff from 18th May 2019 until 17th May 2020.

Taking place at

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

Contact details

Tel: 0300 111 2333

The Fossil Swamp - Exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff details...

Open 18 May - 17 May

Visit the National Museum Cardiff and discover what the world was like before the age of the dinosaurs, 300 million years ago. At this time a huge tropical swamp covered present-day Wales. There were floods and thunderstorms, enormous insects and giant plants.

So treat the family to a fascinating day out in South Wales and find out what beautifully preserved fossils can tell us about these ancient tropical wetlands. Expect to see the remains of plants that lived millennia before the evolution of flowers and fruits. See what odd creatures you spot lurking in the swamp. Finally, uncover the links between the story of the fossil swamp, fossil fuel and the climate problems of today.

Lots to see and learn at this exhibition!


Admission to both the Museum and the exhibition is free.

Please see the National Museum Cardiff’s website to find out more before travelling.

This event is taking place at...

National Museum Cardiff

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