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Explore the world of Welsh legends at Wrexham Museum!

There’s a chance to discover more about the world of Welsh legends at a new exhibition at Wrexham Museum.

The ‘Land of Legends’ exhibition, which is on display until Saturday November 3rd, features books, paintings, drawings, animation and costume will bring alive the fascinating world of Welsh legends.

Margaret Jones’s original illustrations for Gwyn Thomas’s 1984 update of the Mabinogion are a highlight of the exhibition sparking the imagination and an interest in the Wales that existed a thousand or so years ago.

As part of the exhibition, the museum will host a storyteller recounting tales from Wales’ oldest legends, in the tradition of the great Welsh bards.

Local storyteller Fiona Collins will lead children’s storytelling sessions at Wrexham Museum on Wednesday 31st October, immersing children in the magical world of the Mabinogion – a collection of unique Welsh folk tales.

A session will take place for children aged five years and under from 11am until 11.40am, with a second session for children aged six and older from 3:30pm until 4:30pm.

As well as fitting into the suitably mythical backdrop provided by Halloween, the event will also provide parents with a great way of keeping their children entertained during the winter half term.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Entry costs £2.50 per child and £2 per adult, with free entry for children younger than one years of age.

Limited spaces are available, and pre-booking is required.

Councillor Hugh Jones, lead member for communities, partnerships, public protection and community safety, said: “It is great to see Wrexham Museum’s partnership with the National Library of Wales bringing another exhibition packed full of medieval and modern treasures to Wrexham.

“This exhibition is one of the many cultural activities happening across the county borough proving that Wrexham is the gateway to Wales’s heritage for locals and tourists alike.”

To book a place on a storytelling session just call in to Wrexham Museum on Regent Street, or call on 01978 297460.

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