The National Museum, Cardiff (1), Glamorgan.
This museum is divided into two sections; Natural Sciences on the Ground Floor and Art on the First Floor.
These are fossils of Crinoids otherwise known as Sea Lillies although they are animals and not plants. They exist today but were far more prevalent in the Silurian period (444 to 419 million years ago), Carboniferous period (359 to 299 million years ago) and the Jurassic period (201 to 145 million years ago).
In this part of the museum you follow a path through various galleries which take you through from the start of life until the present day in a rather dramatic fashion.
Near to the previous Crinoid Fossil specimen is a display which shows how those Crinoids would have lived.
Following the single continuous path takes us through the story of life.
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The Art Collection is on the first floor.This very large vase, 'Still Life with Three Chinese Vases II', is about the height of a person and is about as large as it's possible to get with a thrown piece. The artist, Felicity Aylieff, is recognised for her research into large-scale ceramics.
At the time of writing this can be seen on the gallery which runs round the first floor of the Entrance Hall.
There are twenty-four galleries on the first floor and, at the time of writing, this curved gallery is about Welsh Landscapes.
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