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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

St Teilo's Church, St Fagans
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales (AC-NMW) is dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting the culture of Wales.

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body (WGSB), and CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales is responsible for policy and operational work relating to the museum.

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales was founded by Royal Charter in 1907 and has 7 sites:

  • National Museum Cardiff
  • St Fagans: National History Museum
  • National Slate Museum, Llanberis
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon
  • National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Carmarthenshire
  • National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon
  • National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Free entry to national museums was introduced in April 2001 and this has had a huge impact on visitor numbers. In 2010-11 1.65 million people visited AC-NMW's sites, more than double the number in 2001 and an increase of over 100,000 on 2008-09.

To find out more about the Museum please visit the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales website.

Remit Letter

Every year, the Welsh Government issues a Remit Letter to AC-NMW. The letter sets out the Museum's role in relation to the Government's strategic agenda. This includes details of the priorities and outputs expected as well as how much funding will be provided. The remit letter can be accessed via the menu bar on the left hand side of this page.