Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Charity information

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

To inspire people through our museums and collections to find a sense of well-being and identity, to discover, enjoy and learn bilingually, and to understand Wales’ place in the wider world. This is done by free programmes which break down barriers to culture, especially for young people and those most in need, inspiring aspiration, engagement and achievement, changing lives through learning.

Founded 1907

  • Mission statement

    Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales (AC-NMW) was formed over 100 years ago and runs seven national museums across Wales. It offers free entry and visitor numbers continue to grow with over 1. 6m visits made last year. AC-NMW believes that culture can make a difference to people’s lives, and has a wide-ranging programme of free events from drop in activities to talks, workshops, lectures and demonstrations. It has recently launched its new vision, ‘Inspiring people, Changing lives’, which encapsulates its aspirations, as a leader in the cultural sector, to break down barriers for those in most need. Focus for these programmes is especially on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and older people suffering from isolation. AC-NMW’s anti-poverty agenda is cited as sector-leading by the Welsh Government and it has ambitious plans to develop programmes of deeper, broader and more lasting impact that will make a real difference to the people of Wales and beyond.

  • Aims

    Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales aims to:

    • Our Purpose: inspiring people in Wales and the world to discover, enjoy and learn through our museums and collections.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1907

    Registered Charity Number: 525774

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 375

    Part time staff: 241

    Volunteers: 2184

    Phone number: 02920 573 181

    Address: Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales CF10 3NP

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