Merry Christmas!

To find out when your local archive will be open over the festive period, visit our home page and go to ‘Find your archive’, find the archive you would like to visit and follow the links to find their Christmas opening hours. Best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year.

The National Library wins prestigious volunteering award

In a special ceremony held on 4 November 2016, volunteers at The National Library of Wales were awarded for their work. ‘Helping us to Achieve’, the National Library of Wales’s scheme to expand access to Wales’ national  archives by developing a cadre of skilled volunteers, has won the prestigious national Archive Volunteering Award for 2016. … Continue reading The National Library wins prestigious volunteering award

From dung collecting to buying the world’s most expensive diamond!

Using Richard Burton’s diaries, young people investigate growing up in a changing Port Talbot – through the eyes of one of the town’s most famous sons. Actor, lover, drinker: possibly the first three words that come to mind when thinking of Port Talbot born film star and heartthrob, Richard Burton. But he was also a … Continue reading From dung collecting to buying the world’s most expensive diamond!