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You might be surprised to hear that quite a lot of the most famous pirates were Welsh.
Although a very small country with a small population, Welsh ports provided crews for ships that travelled all over the world. Some of the sailors, either by inclination, bad luck or force, ended up on pirate ships.
The latest exhibition at Abergavenny Museum, “Behold the Crew of Cymry – A History of Welsh Pirates”, features objects relating to pirates and seafaring, including ships models, navigational equipment and Nelson’s musket. Find out about the role of Wales and the part played by Welsh men, such as the famous pirate, Sir Henry Morgan.
The display also includes fun for all the family. With activities such as design your own pirate flag and dress up as a pirate. We will be running a Pirates Day on 30th August 2011 – check our website nearer the time for further details.
Behold the Crew of Cymry – A History of Welsh Pirates is at Abergavenny Museum until Sunday 11th September 2011.