From Pithead to Sickbed and Beyond

02.12.15 – 02.04.16

Upper Central Hall

A partnership exhibition with the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, which looks at the buried history of disability in the British coal industry between 1780 and 1948 and before the NHS.  Drawing on new historical research the exhibition tackles questions such as: How were disabled people in coal mining communities treated and viewed, what were their lives like and what does the history of disability in the South Wales Coalfield teach us?

The National Library of Wales Renovation Programme

The North Reading Room will be temporarily closed as a Reading Room from 22 May 2019, and its services will move to The South Reading Room. Find out more on our Building Works page.