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Cadw is a Welsh word meaning ‘to keep’ or ‘to protect’. And that’s exactly what we do. We are working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.

Find out what we do, why we do it and how you can work with us to achieve it.

In this section

What we do
Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.
Working in Cadw provides an opportunity to play your part in looking after the historic environment of Wales.
Projects & Research
Many of Cadw’s projects and programmes contribute to our understanding of Wales’s past.
These are some of the groups that we are working with to protect and promote the historic environment.
Selling to Cadw
As part of our work to conserve and preserve the built heritage of Wales, Cadw needs to purchase a range of works, services and goods.