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Tickets now on sale for Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at National Museum Cardiff

Featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is returning to National Museum Cardiff for the sixth time. 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years. The exhibition at National Museum Cardiff is generously supported by the Wales Rail Travel Supporter, Great Western Railways and is the only museum in the UK outside of London to display 100 spectacular backlit photographs. 

Eleri Lynn, Head of Exhibitions & International Touring for Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming Wildlife Photographer of the Year back to National Museum Cardiff. The exhibition promises to be a thought-provoking experience for all our visitors. The stunning photographs will inspire us all to look at the wonder of the natural world, but it will also make us think about the cause and effect of climate change.” 

The exhibition will run at National Museum Cardiff until 29 August, and the museum have announced an exciting programme of events to keep visitors of all ages inspired and entertained this summer. These include: 

12 May 2022: Museum Talks: Conserving the World’s Largest Leatherback Turtle Specimen – tickets available now, pay what you can

An online talk by one of National Museum Cardiff’s curators on caring for the world’s largest leatherback turtle specimen in the museum’s collection. The turtle was found washed up on a beach in north Wales in 1988 and is on display in the museum’s natural sciences gallery.

26 May 2022: Lates: ANIMAL – tickets available now from £15

For the first time in over two years, the museum will host an in-person event. Lates: ANIMAL is a night at the museum with a difference! Join us for an adult only event celebrating our natural world, featuring a first look at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, a pub quiz, curator talks, DJ set and cocktails! Fancy getting dressed as your favourite animal? Go ahead – we encourage it!

2 July 2022: National Meadows Day

An opportunity for the public to get involved with the museum’s Urban Meadow, with opportunities to make seed bombs, art and even yoga!

28 July 2022: Film Screening and Exhibition Viewing

The Wildlife Photographer Exhibition of the Year exhibition presents some uncomfortable truths about the climate emergency. This evening will be your chance to see the exhibition and watch a powerful and inspiring environmental film.

4 August 2022: In Conversation

This digital and live hybrid panel discussion will celebrate the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition whilst also holding space for discussions on topics highlighted by the exhibition on sustainability, the climate emergency and the impact on wildlife, the natural world and human life.

13-14 August 2022: Museum Sleepover: Natural World at Home

Experience a fun-filled night at the Museum from your own home, including competitions, cooking, crafts and special guests. Over the past two years, Amgueddfa Cymru’s sleepovers have sold out – so don’t hang around if you’re looking for something to do with the children this summer! 

General admission for the exhibition is £10, Concessions are priced at £7 and entry to the exhibition is free to those under 16 and to Amgueddfa Cymru Members. For more information, and to book tickets for the exhibition and the events, please go to the website.