Exhibitions

Exhibitions Closure

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 our exhibitions are closed.

The Reading Room is open to the public with a restricted service. You will have to book your place online before your visit. For more details on this and to read strict guidelines regarding the nature of the restricted service and what is expected of you go to Guidelines on re-opening.

Current Exhibitions

  • Nanteos Cup

    Indefinitely (Upper Central Hall, relocated to Peniarth during renovation work on the upper floors)

About NLW Exhibitions

The Library’s exhibition service produces exciting, high quality public programmes, which include permanent and temporary exhibitions and associated educational and presentational activities.  Through displaying and interpreting a variety of items we aim to reflect the Library’s collections and the cultural heritage of Wales.  

The Library houses a number of exhibition spaces, including the Gregynog Gallery, which can boast the accolade of being Wales’ largest gallery, and Hengwrt, a purpose built space to show pre-1800 items, all of which enable us to showcase the collections in a contemporary, relevant and imaginative way and to share the treasures with as large an audience as possible.

Guidelines regarding taking photographs at NLW Exhibitions

  • Taking photographs in the galleries is allowed for personal, non-commercial use only. However, the Library reserves the right, at times, not to allow photography for reasons of rights, safety and taste.
  • Each exhibition will have clear signage noting whether or not photography is allowed.
  • Cameras and mobile phones are allowed.
  • Flash photography is not allowed.
  • Tripods are not allowed.
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility not to infringe any laws relating to rights.

Food and Drink

Please be aware that food and drink are not allowed in the Library's exhibition areas.