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This document outlines the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure’s vision for Culture in Wales.
We want to empower and encourage people to take an active part in the arts, culture and heritage.
A child and two adults read a book together in a library

We want museums, archives and libraries to be at the centre of our communities.

Museums, archives and libraries have something for everyone. Whether it’s the latest books and access to the internet, information about the history of your community or family, or somewhere which presents your story to the world, there’s something for you.

Across Wales there are:

  • over 250 local libraries
  • over 90 local museums
  • 13 local archive services
  • Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
  • National Library of Wales.

Our work

We support museums, archives and libraries across Wales by:

  • providing advice and support
  • developing policy and professional standards
  • providing training opportunities for staff and volunteers
  • providing core funding to Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales
  • working with organisations across Wales and the UK.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our work with museums, archives and libraries, e-mail MALD@wales.gsi.gov.uk, or phone 0300 062 2112. You can also write to:

Museums, Archives and Libraries Division
Welsh Government
Rhodfa Padarn
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UR.