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Museums, archives and libraries

Our museums, archives and libraries are more than places where cultural artefacts are kept. They are educational centres where families, schools, and all members of the public can access information and collections.

The Welsh Government's principal aims for museums, archives and libraries are to:

  • develop their potential as an educational resource
  • develop services fit for the 21st century
  • increase access to collections and facilities
  • strengthen regional collaboration in the delivery of library, museum and archive services

Our support for museums, archives and libraries is split into two distinct areas:

  • The policy and operational work relating to the sponsorship of the two national institutions - the National Library of Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
  • Developing and supporting Non-National museums, archives and libraries. 

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