Wales

Help for museum and library access in Wales

Museums, archives and libraries across Wales will benefit from almost £2.7m of Welsh government funding to help ensure they are accessible to all.

The money will include £1m to modernise seven public libraries in a bid to make them community hubs.

The funding will also be used to increase the number of visitors to museums and libraries, particularly from more deprived areas.

And it will help establish a national library service, giving e-books access.

The hub libraries to benefit from the investment stretch from Torfaen in south Wales, through to Ceredigion, Powys, Gwynedd and Flintshire.

The cash will also provide matched funding to the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust to continue work to preserve cultural items, said the government.

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