People’s Collection Wales


In August 2010, People’s Collection Wales was launched with the aim of becoming a collaborative record of the history of the people of Wales. The website wanted to give people across the country the opportunity to contribute their own stories of life in Wales to a collection which could be discovered by others across the world.
Since then over 46,000 items have been contributed and shared and seen by over 19,000 unique visitors who spend time on the site each month.
By Autumn 2013, work currently being done to improve the site experience will be live. A number of improvements will make it easier to search, upload and manage content. More information can be found on our blog.

People’s Collection Wales Content Toolkit

  • People’s Collection Wales Content Toolkit (pdf)

An introduction to getting involved in People’s Collection Wales: from the digitisation process, to the practicalities of uploading and how we can provide support.

People’s Collections Wales and the HLF

  • Heritage Lottery Fund digital projects and People’s Collection Wales (pdf)

An overview of how People’s Collection Wales could form a part of your Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

Equipment Loan

  • Equipment Loan Policy (word)
  • Bilingual Equipment Request Form (word)

People’s Collection Wales provides equipment for loan in order to promote and assist the creation of digital content. Staff at the National Library of Wales administer the loans and are also available to provide training and support. There are A3 and A4 scanners with laptops, as well as oral history and video recording equipment available to loan for 6 week periods.

For further information, please contact:

Carys Morgan / Hazel Thomas
Telephone: 01970 632500