AN EXHIBITION telling the story of North Wales through a series of objects has coincided with a gallery revamp.

'A History of North-East Wales in 100 Objects’ is currently showing at Wrexham Museum which has also had a refresh of its galleries.

The gallery refresh is the updating of the permanent galleries in the museum to include a dedicated area for families with children aged under five, a new activity space for older children, new films about Wrexham’s heritage and new displays.

The improvements have been funded by the Welsh Government through the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division.

Open until June 30, the free exhibition, is the culmination of a year-long project led by the North East Wales Heritage Forum involving community heritage groups across the region in partnership with Wrexham Heritage and Archive Service, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The final 100 represent thousands of years of history from the first evidence of human life up to the technology of the 21st century. The exhibition divides into six sections - early inhabitants, castles and conflict, industrial innovation, travel and transport, religion and culture, everyday life.

Cllr Hugh Jones, lead member for communities, partnerships, public protection and community safety has thanked the North East Wales Heritage Forum, for bringing the last stage of the project to Wrexham Museum.

He added: "It is a real honour for us and I know many people will take full advantage of the wonderful facilities here and pay the exhibition a visit. Well done to all involved.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a book The History of North East Wales in 100 Objects that will be available from Wrexham Museum and other local outlets, including The Bookshop in Mold and Ruthin bookshops.

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