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People's Collection Wales

People’s Collection Wales is a website packed full of fascinating photographs, documents, videos and stories about the history, culture and people of Wales.

PCW has over 150,000 items and is growing all the time. The items come from wide range of contributors; from Museums, Libraries and Archives, to community groups and schools, to individuals with a story to tell!

Explore a rich source of locally relevant material that can help learners discover their heritage and develop their sense of cynefin. 

Learners can:

  • Research Welsh history and culture
  • Search their locality
  • Develop digital skills and fulfil requirements of the Digital Competence Framework
  • Upload their own content!

Simple ‘How-To’ Guides show learners how to upload their own content. What have you created with your learners that you could share with Wales and the World?

Teachers can:

  • Explore the Learn section to find Learning resources
  • Find activities that you can build into your teaching
  • Find Learning Collections which pull together useful content on different topics
  • Access 1-2-1 online support sessions

Would you like to use People's Collection Wales for learning but need some help? Book a free 1-2-1 virtual support session with PCW Learning Officer Catalena Angele.  Email:

Explore People’s Collection Wales

Oral History Resource

Image from: The Holocaust and Wales resource. 

Arnold Weil, Köln, April 1936. Jewish History Association of South Wales/Cymdeithas Hanes Iddewig De Cymru (JHASW/CHIDC).

Learning Collection: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History in Wales.

Christmas 1955

Victorian classroom.