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image for Children's Activity Event item typeHissy Handling Sessions at National Museum Cardiff

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Children's Activity Event, from 7 Aug 2019, £5

Children's Activity Event

Children's Activity Event


If you’re a fan of these slippery serpents then why not come to one of our special snake handling sessions in the Museum? These shows are presented by experienced and passionate snake handlers who own many of their own animals. They will bring a variety of snakes into the handling session, such as a corn snake or boa constrictor, and you’ll have an opportunity to handle these magnificent creatures. The handlers also have a wealth of knowledge about their habitats and behaviour and will share some of their fascinating knowledge with you.

Handling sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm; the 11am and 1pm sessions will be English speaking and the 3pm session will be Welsh speaking.

Please note that snakes are like any other animal and can have their bad tempered days so we can’t guarantee that all will be able to be handled on the day. None of the snakes that will be in the show are venomous. There is a very low risk of being bitten, but the handlers are all very experienced and know their animals well enough to absolutely minimise this risk. You should wash your hands after touching the snakes.


Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 7 Aug 2019 11:00 to 16:00
Wed 14 Aug 2019 11:00 to 16:00
Wed 21 Aug 2019 11:00 to 16:00
Wed 28 Aug 2019 11:00 to 16:00
Handling sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm; the 11am and 1pm sessions will be English speaking and the 3pm session will be Welsh speaking.


Cost: £5.00 per person.


Cathays Park,
CF10 3NP



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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available