Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms

12 April – 1 June 2019 *

Gallery, Old College


An exciting, family-friendly exhibition delving into the wonderful world of worms. Explore the world from an earthworm’s point of view and discover the delightful diversity of worms Discover with us…


  • Awesome Worms – some of the most weird and wonderful worms, such as the bone-eating snot flower which lives on whale carcasses at the bottom of the sea and the Bobbit Worm, a 3.4 m worm which is able to slice a fish in half!
  • Discover the huge diversity of different worm species with beautiful images and a spectacular model of a Strawberry Spaghetti Worm.
  • From Fossils to Fantasy - including a model of the fossil worm named after Lemmy (from rock band Motorhead) and a variety of fossil worms from the Museum’s collections. You can even work out what kind of worm you’d be with our interactive game!
  • The Wriggloo – see the world from a worm’s point of view. Explore an earthworm’s habitat and see what animals live alongside them.


This exhibition and related events are generously supported by Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.




 * The Old College will be closed from Good Friday 19 April, reopening Wednesday 24 April 2019