Local Senedd Member, Natasha Asghar, has welcomed the reopening of the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon after its closure for refurbishment and due to coronavirus restrictions.
Natasha was shown around the site by Dai Price, the Museum Manager.
During the tour, Natasha heard about plans to modernise the museum to provide an even more enjoyable experience for visitors.
These include introducing headset tours as well as in person tours with guides.
There are also plans to develop schools sessions to continue a virtual offer alongside the in person activities.
Natasha Asghar said:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the National Roman Legion Museum which is the second oldest museum in Wales.”
“I am delighted to see it has reopened after having a new roof fitted and then being hit by coronavirus restrictions.”
“During the visit I heard about their ambitious plans to enhance the visitor experience by modernising their facilities and introducing new technology.”
“As I found when visiting Big Pit, the point was made that a three year guaranteed funding package would enable them to plan the future development of the museum for the long term.”
“I am calling on the Welsh Government to provide this much needed certainty.”
“The National Roman Legion Museum offers an exciting and informative day out for all the family and I would like to thank the Manager, Dai Price, for making me so welcome.”