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A Library for Wales and the World where you can view the nation's treasures. From books to art, manuscripts to audiovisual archives come and discover the story of Wales.

Visit us for free and enjoy our events and exhibitions, or register and browse the collections in our Reading Room. There's something for everyone.

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3 new Clip Corners now open

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3 new Clip Corners now open

Free access to hundreds of thousands of radio and television programmes from the archives of BBC Cymru Wales, ITV Wales and S4C at Llanrwst, Conwy and Swansea.

Welsh Women's Peace Petition

Access to the first boxes

Welsh Women's Peace Petition

26 of the 33 boxes are now available. Is your family member's signature in one of these? Come and discover. We'll be launching our crowdsourcing project soon - join us as we share the petition with Wales and the world. 

 

CYFOES Exhibition Open

Discover contemporary Welsh art

What is contemporary art?  At its simplest, it is art created today. In this exhibition we present a specially curated selection of artworks from 1945 to the present day. 

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 Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2024

Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2024


Maps and their Makers
This year’s symposium will be looking at the role of...

 ONLINE: Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium

ONLINE: Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium


Maps and their Makers
This year’s symposium will be looking at the role of...

The Wilder Shores of Dylan Thomas

The Wilder Shores of Dylan Thomas

Join Jeff Towns, one of the world’s leading Dylan Thomas experts, for a special talk...

Gareth Jones: The Life and Afterlife of a Welsh Hero

Gareth Jones: The Life and Afterlife of a Welsh Hero

Using rare photographs and video, intriguing new research and family anecdotes,...

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