Welsh Government announces £1.1m for museums and libraries


Tŷ Weindio, Elliots town (Image: Gwalia)

The Welsh Government has announced that eight museums and libraries will benefit from £1.1million in funding through its Transformation Capital Grants.


The scheme aims to support local museums, archives, and libraries to revitalise their facilities.


Five libraries will be modernised in total, with funding going towards new community facilities and the establishment of wider ‘hubs’ where people can access library services alongside a range of other amenities.


Rhayader Museum & Gallery will see the installation of a new mezzanine floor in order to improve the exhibition space within the museum, and in order create new storage areas for collections.


As part of the multi-million Pendine Tourism Attractor project, the Museum of Land Speed will be completely rebuilt. The funding will support the fit-out of a multi-function education room and a new exhibition space.


Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans said: “Our museums, libraries and archives provide crucial services for both the community and visitors across Wales.

“I am pleased to help fund the upgrades and improvements needed, and look forward to seeing the results as these vital projects progress.”


The following museums and libraries have benefitted from the funding:


  • Maesteg Library / Town Hall fit out

  • Winding House, Elliots town

  • Rhayader Museum & Gallery

  • Museum of Land Speed

  • Neath Central Library

  • Pembroke Library & Henry Tudor Centre

  • Treorchy Cultural Hub

  • Rhiwbina Community Hub

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