Lecture, Social Event
Southern Wales Regional Group
National Museum, Park Place, Cardiff
Join us on Saturday 23 February 2013 as the Southern Wales Regional Group celebrates its 21st birthday. We’re taking over the National Museum in Cardiff to host ‘Geology Rocks!’.
Visit the main hall for geological displays and come behind the scenes of the Geology Department to meet the museum scientists, find out about their research, and discover how they look after the collections. We also have a guest lecture from Professor Iain Stewart (presenter of BBC series Volcano Live, Men of Rock, How to Grow a Planet & How Earth Made Us).
Free entry for all the family, so please come along and join the party.
10am - Geological displays in the Main Hall
11am - Guest lecture by Professor Iain Stewart in the Reardon Smith lecture theatre
1pm - Behind the scenes tour of the Geology Department
2pm - Behind the scenes tour the Geology Department
3pm - Event closes
The Reardon Smith lecture theatre is accessible to all but please contact the event organisers in advance to ensure staff are available to assist. The behind the scenes tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties as it may involve going up and down stairs where there is no lift provision.
For more details on access please visit: www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/cardiff/access/.
Behind the Scenes tours
The Museum will offer behind the scenes tours at 13.00 and 14.00, each lasting approximately 40 minutes. Places need to be booked at the front information desk on the day. Tours are suitable for children 8 years and over (if families contain an older child and a small child under 8 who can be carried then this is fine).
The Museum has a café (Main Hall) for drinks and snacks and a Restaurant (basement level with lift access) providing light meals and drinks. Baby changing facilities and disabled toilets are also present on the basement level.
If you would like more information please contact the organisers on email@example.com.