Risca Museum

Risca Museum Local industrial history museum
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07/04/2024

On 27th April, Oxford House Induatrial History Society will be hosting the SWWERIAC Conference in Llanhilleth. Therefore Risca Museum will be closed on this date.

07/04/2024

Ar 27ain Ebrill, bydd Cymdeithas Hanes Diwydiannol Tŷ Rhydychen yn cynnal Canhadledd SWWERIAC yn Llanhiledd. Felly bydd Amgueddfa Rhisga ar gau ar y dyddiad hwn.

Once a month, members of the South Wales branch of the BPS visit the Museum and create posters on our Columbia press. Th...
16/11/2023

Once a month, members of the South Wales branch of the BPS visit the Museum and create posters on our Columbia press. They will be here again on Saturday 18 November berween 10.00 and 12.30. If you want to see this press in action, come and visit us next Saturday.

Unwaith y mis, mae aelodau o BPS, cangen De Cymru, yn ymweld â’r Amgueddfa ac yn defnyddio ein gwasg Columbia i greu pos...
16/11/2023

Unwaith y mis, mae aelodau o BPS, cangen De Cymru, yn ymweld â’r Amgueddfa ac yn defnyddio ein gwasg Columbia i greu posteri. Byddan nhw yma eto ddydd Sadwrn 18 Tachwedd rhwng 10.00 a 12.30. Os hoffech chi weld y wasg yn gweithio, dewch draw ddydd Sadwrn nesaf.

10/08/2023
07/04/2023

This coming Saturday, 8 April, members of the South Wales Branch of the British Printing Society will be at the museum demonstrating our Columbian Press which used to be used in Risca’s Starling Press. Come along to see for yourselves.

07/04/2023

Ddydd Sadwrn 8 Ebrill, bydd aelodau Cangen De Cymru y British Printing Society yn yr amgueddfa’n arddangos ein Gwasg Columbian oedd yn cael ei defnyddio yn Starling Press yn Risca ers talwm. Felly galwch mewn i’w gweld.

05/04/2023

Tonight

Ein harddangosfa yn Llyfrgell Rhisga / Our exhibition in Risca Museum.
02/03/2023

Ein harddangosfa yn Llyfrgell Rhisga / Our exhibition in Risca Museum.

“Arddangosfa Amgueddfa Risga Newydd yn y llyfrgell! Edrychwch arno!✨ New Risca Museum Exhibition in the library! Check it out!👀”

17/02/2023

Looking for something to do during half term? Well, there's some good news for you. Risca Museum will open between 10.00am and 12.30 pm on Wednesday and on top of that, members of the BPA will be there printing on our Columbian Press. So come along to see us and bring the family.

17/02/2023

Ydych chi'n edrych am rywbeth i'w wneud yn ystod hanner tymor? Wel, mae newyddion da i chi. Bydd Amgueddfa Rhisga ar agor ddydd Mercher rhwng 10.00yb a 12.30yp ac ar ben hynny, bydd aelodau o BPA yno yn argraffu ar ein gwasg Columbian. Felly dewch i ymweld â ni a dewch â'r teulu.

08/02/2023

This coming Saturday, 11 February, members of the South Wales Branch of the British Printing Society will be at the museum demonstrating our Columbian Press which used to be used in Risca’s Starling Press. Come along to see for yourselves.

08/02/2023

Ddydd Sadwrn 11 Chwefror, bydd aelodau Cangen De Cymru y British Printing Society yn yr amgueddfa’n arddangos ein Gwasg Columbian oedd yn cael ei defnyddio yn Starling Press yn Risca ers talwm. Felly galwch mewn i’w gweld.

19/11/2022

BOOK LAUNCH: THE COMMON PLACE BOOK OF JOHN GWIN Published by the South Wales Record Society Mem...

20/10/2022

Dr Bill Jones will be our guest speaker tomorrow evening (21 October) and his subject will be Welsh Emigration to the American Coalfield. Doors open at 6.45 for a 7.00 start. Non-members welcome for a contribution of £2.

20/10/2022

Dr Bill Jones fydd ein siaradwy gwadd nos yfory (21 Hydref)a fydd yn trafod y pwnc Welsh Emigration to the American Coalfield. Drysau yn agor am 6.45 i ddechrau am 7.00. Bydd croeso i'r rhai nad ydyn yn aelodau hefyd am gyfraniad o £2.

13/10/2022

Tomorrow night, 14 October, Chris Plaister will be presenting an evening of old industrial films. Doors open at 6.45 and the show begins at 7.00. Non-members of OHIHS also welcome but we ask for a contribution of £2.

13/10/2022

Nos yfory, 14 Hydref, bydd Chris Plaister yn cyflwyno noson o hen ffilmiau diwydiannol. Bydd y drysau’n agor am 6.45 a’r sioe’n dechrau am 7.00. Croeso cynnes i bawb ond rydyn ym gofyn am gyfraniad o £2 i ymwelwyr sy ddim yn aelodau o OHIHS.

15/09/2022

Tomorrow evening is a members' evening and Society member Malcolm Johnson will be giving a presentation entitled the Nant-y-glo Roundhouse. Doors open at 6.45 with the presentation starting at 7.00pm. As usual, non-members are welcome however we ask for a small contribution towards our running costs.

11/09/2022

Next weekend, 17th and 18th September, Risca Museum will be participating in the Cadw Drysau Agored/Open Doors scheme once again.

On both days, the museum will open between 10.00am and 4.00pm and members of the South Wales Branch the British Printing Association will be giving displays of printing on the Columbian Press which is in the museum.

Also open on both days during the same hours will be the Newport and South Wales Model Railway Museum which is situated upstairs in the Colliers’ Building and St. Margaret’s Church Pontymister.

On the Saturday only, also between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Côr Meibion Risca will be opening their headquarters, the former Risca Urban District Council offices. This is a rare opportunity for the public to visit this historic building. On the same day, St Mary’s Church Risca will be open and will have on display the parish records which they hold. An ideal opportunity to start delving in to family history while having a cup of tea as members of the congregation will be at hand providing light refreshments.

08/09/2022

Tomorrow, 9 September, we begin our winter programme of talks for 2022/23 back in the museum on Grove Road. Hopefully, we can now settle back down after over 2 years of disruption and uncertainty.
We start this year's talks with a presentation from Peter Strong entitled 'Food in the Great War.' Doors open at 6.45pm and the presentation will commence at 7.00pm.
Non-members are welcome - we ask for a contribution of £2 towards our ever increasing running costs.

29/08/2022

Mark your calendars! On Tuesday 11 October 2022 we will be hosting a one-day conference celebrating the last 20 years of the Newport Medieval Ship Project and charting the way ahead! The 20th Anniversary Conference will be held at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in the heart of Newport (you will actually be sitting on top of the findspot of the ship!).

Following an overview of the history of the ship project and current state of research and conservation, representatives from other major maritime heritage projects and museums will be presenting the journey of their respective attractions and discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with bringing major heritage projects to final display. Leading figures from the Mary Rose Museum, National Waterfront Museum, SS Great Britain and CADW will demonstrate the many positive impacts heritage can have on local communities and wider society.

Tickets are now available with reduced rates for students, members of the Friends of the Newport Ship and early bird bookings (until the 9th September) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/407857802667

25/08/2022
12/08/2022

🛡️Dewch draw a chymryd rhan yn weithgareddau Rhufeinig AM DDIM sydd wedi cael eu trefnu fel rhan o'r Haf o Hwyl.
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07/06/2022

On Saturday 2 July, Oxford House Industrial History Society, along with Gwent Local History Association and Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association, will be hosting the annual Gwent Local History Association Day School at Oxford House, Risca. Details are below - you can also register by calling in at the Museum on a Saturday morning. Places are limited so if you are interested, please register as soon as possible.

RISCA DAY SCHOOL
Saturday 2nd July 2022
PROGRAMME
9.30 - 10.00: Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.30: Pre-industrial Risca: Professor Ray Howell.
10.35 - 11.05: Industrial Risca: Malcolm Johnson
11.05 - 11.25: Coffee/Tea
11.30 - 12.00: Transport Developments in 19th Century Risca. Christabel Hutchings
12.05 - 12.55: Lunch will be provided and there is time to visit Risca Museum next door.
1.00 - Leave for walk to Church of St Mary the Virgin where Canon Arthur Edwards will speak on the established church and nonconformity in Risca.
2.00 - Walk back to Oxford House for coffee/Tea and more time to visit Risca Museum.
3.00-3.30 Vernon Hartshorn (Welsh trade unionist & politician): Will Sims
3.35-400 The Two Widows Illustration with a link to Van Goch: Christabel Hutchings
4.00 Dave Hale will lead an optional tour to the Canal and the mining disaster memorial (waterproof footwear required). Note the walk there takes about 25mins and is steep in places. Only suitable for people without mobility issues.
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TO BOOK A PLACE

By cheque if possible: Please send the £20 cheque to the Hon Secretary of the MAA, Mrs Jan Bailey, 14a Tutnalls Street, Lydney, Glos. GL15 5PF. This includes refreshments throughout the day. Cheques should be made out to the Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association and please include an accompanying note stating that the cheque is for the Risca Day School. We would prefer payment by cheque but if you wish to pay by BACS contact the Secretary for details.
Contact details: Janet Bailey on 07766010090 or by email on [email protected].

PARKING is not easy and those who have booked will be sent details. Please advise us about mobility issues and dietary requirements with your booking.

16/03/2022

This week (Friday 18 March) Brian Davies will be our guest speaker. He will be giving a presentation entitled 'Dr Richard Griffiths and his Tramroad.' The presentation will start at 7.00pm - doors open by 6.45pm. Non-members welcome for a samll suggested donation of £2

19/02/2022

Are you looking for something to do with the children during half term? Risca Museum will be open on Wednesday 23 February between 10.00 and 12.20. Also in attendance will be members of the South Wales Branch of the British Printers Association.

17/02/2022

This coming Saturday, 19 February, members from the South Wales Branch of the British Printing Society will once more be in the museum giving demonstrations of printing on the presses in the museum. Opening times are 10.00 - 12.30.

15/02/2022

Following the easing of restrictions by the Welsh Government last week, we will be once more opening our Friday evening presentations to a wider audience. This coming Friday, 18 February, we have Huw Williams giving a talk entitled 'Trevithick.' Non-members are welcome to attend. We just ask for a small contribution of £2 towards costs. The presentation will start at 7.00pm

15/01/2022

Short notice but the members from South Wales branch of the British Printing Society are in the museum this morning. Come along if you want to see the presses in action.

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Risca
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