In this section
Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Museums promote the cultural life of Wales, by protecting our heritage, providing education, and contributing to our tourism industry.
They are places for inspiration, learning and enjoyment for all. We work closely with the museum sector, supporting them in their efforts to develop services and collections. You can find more information on how we support museums here.
A Museums Strategy for Wales 2010-2015
We are working with the museum community in Wales and beyond to create a strategic direction for museums. This strategy is the first of its kind for museums in Wales. To find out more, and to download the strategy, visit the Museums Strategy page.
Accreditation is public recognition that a museum meets approved standards in certain key areas of museum management, collection care and public services. If you are involved with Museum Accreditation, or would like to know more about the scheme, please visit the Museum Accreditation page
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales (AC-NMW) is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body (WGSB) dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting the culture of Wales.
Creating a new museum is an expensive and time consuming exercise which needs a great deal of long term commitment. If you are thinking about starting a new museum, here is some information which will help you consider the issues involved. Please be aware that the Welsh Government does not normally support the foundation of new museums.
Museums Current Awareness Service
CyMAL operates a Current Awareness service for museums. For further details and to download the latest bulletin, see our Museum Current Awareness page.
Spotlight on Museums
Spotlight on Museums is a comprehensive survey of Wales’ museums and collections. We published the first survey in 2006, and the second in 2013.
Museums in Wales
An interactive map showing the location of museums in Wales can be found on the Culture 24 website (external website).
The Federation of Museums and Galleries in Wales
The Federation of Museums and Galleries in Wales is the organisation for all museum workers, both paid and voluntary in Wales. It exists to promote good practice in the museums and galleries across the country and to provide a forum for discussion of museum issues affecting members.
Visit the Federation of Museums and Galleries in Wales website (external website).
Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service (VAQAS) Cymru for Museums
VAQAS Cymru, administered by Visit Wales, is an extension of the visitor and user standards already reached for Museum Accreditation. Participation in both schemes will help museums build even better experiences for visitors to Wales and museum visitors from our local communities. See the VAQAS Cymru for Museums page for more information.