With so much history it's not surprising to find a plethora of
museums throughout the region. From the traditional to the
unique almost every aspect of Welsh history is covered. And
the best bit… most of them are free to get in.
National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon
Just outside the city of Newport is the small town of
Caerleon. It maybe a small town today but 2000 years ago it
was the furthest outposts of the mighty Roman Empire.
Caerleon was one of only three permanent Roman fortresses in
Britain and now visitors can visit the town's fascinating National
Roman Legion Museum to see how the soldiers lived and fought.
Elsewhere in the town visitors can see the remains of the soldiers'
barracks, baths and amphitheatre.
The Winding House, New
The Winding House museum is housed at the former Elliot Colliery
in New Tredegar. Telling the history of Caerphilly and the
surrounding area the museum also has a series of different
exhibitions celebrating local life and historic events. The
museum also houses the original winding engine that lowered the
colliery's miners underground. Look out for special events
when the engine runs.
There are plenty of other museums and exhibitions throughout
Southern Wales, each with their own story to tell. There
include Abergavenny Museum
and Newport Museum.