Library & Archives

Welcome to the Library of Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales.

The Library at Amgueddfa Cymru is temporarily closed. During this time, we are unable to accommodate members of the public wishing to come in and use the Library resources. However, we welcome phone or email enquiries. Thank you for your patience during this time.

We support the research and learning needs of the Museum's staff, visitors, and wider community. Our staff and resources facilitate the continuing exploration and development of knowledge, within Wales and around the world.

Our collections reflect the diverse nature of Amgueddfa Cymru's work, and are particularly strong in the areas of archaeology, natural sciences, art and Welsh cultural history. Library collections can be accessed, via appointment, at the following locations;

National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park – archaeology, art, history, museology, natural sciences, numismatics

St Fagans National Museum of History – folklore, rural life and agriculture, Welsh cultural and social history

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea – industrial and maritime history, transport history

If you would like to make an appointment to use our libraries, or need advice on a research query, please contact us:


The Library
Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales
Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)300 1112333