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Newport Museum (known locally as the City Museum) is a museum and art gallery in the city of Newport, Wales. It is located in Newport city centre on John Frost Square and is adjoined to the Kingsway Shopping Centre. The museum is primarily concerned with history in South Wales focused on the ancient county of Monmouthshire. The museum itself is set on two levels and takes visitors from the prehistoric age to the late Victorian era. There is great emphasis on Isca Augusta, the city's Roman fortress at Caerleon. Other exhibitions of interest include artifacts from the Chartist Newport Rising of 1839 in which John Frost of Newport was a prominent figure. As well as a museum, the building is home to Newport's principal art gallery. The gallery hosts a wide variety of British paintings, watercolours and contemporary artworks. The largest collection is known as the John & Elizabeth Wait Collection. The museum building is also home to the city's central library. The headquarters of Newport's library network, it has a large collection of books and articles. The museum's collection is often swapped and exchanged with those of other museums.
For more information and enquiries please contact Newport Museum & Art Gallery, John Frost Square, Newport, South Wales, NP20 1PA, Tel: (01633) 656656, E-mail:
Riverfront Arts Centre
The Riverfront Arts Centre is the main theatre and arts centre in Newport, The centre was opened on 23 October 2004. It is located on the bank of the River Usk on the Bristol Packet Wharf in the city centre. The Riverfront also has an art gallery that hosts the work of local artists and other free free exhibitions including photography, painting and sculpture. The Basement Gallery is now being used for exhibitions and in 2008 hosted the extremely successful Ghosts in Armour exhibition. The centre is scheduled to be the home to the now-famous Newport ship, a 15th century vessel found immersed in the mud banks of the River Usk.
For more information and enquiries please contact The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG, Booking Office: (01633) 656757, Administration: (01633) 656677, E-mail:
Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre in Newport
Roman Baths Museum
The Roman Baths Museum is located in Caerleon in the city of Newport, south-east Wales. The Roman Baths Museum lies inside what remains of the fortress of Isca Augusta close to the National Roman Legion Museum. The baths museum has a covered walkway over part of the remains of the military bath house. The baths museum is administered by Cadw, as are the remains of Isca Augusta within a short walk of the baths museum, it includes The most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain, Sections of the fortress walls and the only remains of a Roman legionary barracks.
National Roman Legion Museum
The National Roman Legion Museum is one of the National Museums of Wales. It is located in Caerleon just off Junction 25 of the M4 motorway in the city of Newport. The National Roman Legion Museum lies inside what remains of one of only three Roman Legionary fortresses dating back to 75 AD. The fortress was occupied and operational for just over 200 years. The museum contains many artefacts from the period of Isca Augusta of Legio II Augusta from Roman currency to uniforms. A short walk from the National Roman Legion Museum is the remains of Isca Augusta including the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain and the only remains of a Roman legionary barracks in Europe.
For more information and enquiries please contact National Roman Legion Museum, High Street, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1AE, UK, Tel: +44 (0) 1633 423 134, E-mail:
National Roman Legionary Museum in Newport
Tredegar House in Newport, set in the 90 acre in Tredegar Park . It is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II country house mansion in the United Kingdom. The earliest surviving part of the building dates back to the early 16th century. Events that happen throughout the year include childrens fun days, period dance workshops, Easter, Pirates Day, Halloween and Christmas. There are also special tours held in addition to the normal house tours, including ones on the servants. Children regularly visit the House with schools for one of the 3 workshops - 'The Stuarts', 'The Victorians' and 'Houses and Homes'.
For more information and enquiries please contact Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales, NP10 8YW, Tel: (01633) 815 880, E-mail:
Tredegar House West of Newport
Photograph © Roy Gray
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