FANS of Welsh culture and history should have one destination on their mind this year.

All the way up until November, the Wrexham Museum will be exploring the Mabinogion - the stories of Welsh myths and legends - and the gallant tales of King Arthur.

The exhibition has four main areas of focus, including the manuscripts and books that provide evidence of the literary history of King Arthur and the Mabinogion, a small selection of paintings of places associated with Welsh legends including a selection of the original watercolours that Margaret Jones produced for Glyn Thomas’s 1984 edition of the Mabinogion and Lady Charlotte Guest, who rescued the tales of the Mabinogion from obscurity.

Also on display is the cauldron, which will be showing three short animation films created by students at Glyndwr University, a children’s costume area, with costumes produced by the Knitters and Stitchers volunteers and excerpts from the Mabinogion associated with one of the Margaret Jones illustrations. The readings are performed by Fiona Collins, a professional storyteller and the recordings have been made at the Calon FM studio, with editing by Katherine Wade.

John Gammond at the museum said: "Visiting the exhibition is like setting off on a quest into a near forgotten medieval land, another Wales far from the one we inhabit today, filled with extraordinary people and animals, whether they are knights in armour, giants wading across the sea, cauldrons bringing the dead to life, magicians shapeshifting and disguising themselves, animals that can talk and warriors who can understand them, all wrapped up in the eternal battle between good and evil, or at least maintaining your honour.

"These medieval legends were soap operas, Netflix box sets and morality tales all rolled into one that would have kept you entertained in the great hall of some welsh prince whether it perishingly cold outside and only the part of you facing the fire is warm, or on warm summer evenings at the successful conclusion of a campaign against some Welsh rival or a Marcher lord.”

The museum exhibition is on until the start of November and is free to enter.