Changing Cultures

Changing Cultures Initiative Aims to Change Lives

Changing Cultures Initiative Aims to Change Lives

We want every child and young person in Wales to enjoy, learn and be inspired by our amazing history, heritage and culture.

Our Changing Cultures initiative is about new ways of sharing our museums, archives, libraries and historic places with young people and their families,  particularly those from less well off backgrounds. It will also help support agencies and the cultural sector to work even better together.  

Taking part in cultural activities is an important stepping stone on the path of life.  Studies have shown that access to culture can help children and young people do better at school. And the best thing is that it’s fun!

It’s also worth remembering that museums, libraries, archives and historic buildings are open all year round and many of the activities they offer are free.

Changing Cultures supports our Child Poverty Strategy and Tackling Poverty Action Plan.

Changing Cultures – What’s On




National Library of Wales

National Library of Wales will deliver 12 workshops to primary schools from Powys, Carmarthenshire and Gwynedd, continuing the celebration of World Book Day on 7 March. Pupils will explore the vast collection of books held at the National Library; they will see the smallest published book in the world, measuring 1mm x 1mm; enormous ‘elephant’ books, and an original copy of the first Welsh Bible. They will also learn more about some of the 6 million books that form part of the National Library’s collection; they will see a manuscript from the Middle Ages, and shown how books were produced before the printing press was invented.

When: Ongoing

Kids in Museums film project with young people

Wrexham Museum and Newport Museum & Art Gallery


Archives and Records Council Wales

Support for development of a programme of community participation and audience development projects, working with children, young people and families, particularly those from less well-off backgrounds, to extend engagement with / access to our rich archival heritage.

Summer / Autumn 2013