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Welsh Government invests £1.7m to transform museums and libraries in Wales

Some of Wales’ most treasured museums and libraries are set to be transformed thanks to £1.7m funding from the Welsh Government, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden has announced.

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NOW OPEN: areas of Caernarfon Castle that have not been accessed for centuries — thanks to £5m investment.

Following 3 years of work, the enhancement project at the main gateway into the Castle is complete

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Visitor numbers to Cadw sites on track to full recovery post-Covid

  • Over 1.1 million visits were made to 23 staffed Cadw sites between April 2022 and March 2023.
  • Visitor numbers to Cadw’s staffed sites have recovered to 92% of pre-Covid levels.
  • An estimated well over 1 million visits were also made to unstaffed Cadw sites.
  • Income, including from visits to Cadw sites, have recovered past pre-Covid levels to £9.6m for the year ending March 2023
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Welsh Government supports UK & Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 Bid

The Welsh Government is a full partner in the ambitious UK and Ireland bid to host UEFA EURO 2028, the First Minister of Wales has confirmed.

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'Llys Rhosyr - a Royal Court of the Princes of Gwynedd - becomes Cadw's 131st monument

An important court of the medieval Princes of Gwynedd - Llys Rhosyr, Anglesey - has been acquired for the nation by Cadw, so that the story of this significant site in Wales’ history is preserved and protected for present and future generations, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has announced today.

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Cadw confirms intention to list Cardiff’s St David’s Hall

Cadw has announced a proposal to list St David's Hall, Cardiff, as a building of special architectural and historic interest.

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People love Wales when they visit – new research shows

People who take a holiday in Wales say they’re very satisfied with their experiences in the country, new research published by Visit Wales today shows.

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Exploring Wales this Easter

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport Dawn Bowden is encouraging people to visit Wales this Easter, as she was the first to officially tour a new multi-million pound visitor attraction in Carmarthenshire.


New Chair for Arts Council of Wales announced

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has today announced the appointment of Maggie Russell as the new Chair of the Council of the Arts Council of Wales.


The sky’s the limit in Swansea for new tourism venture

The Welsh Government has today announced a £4 million investment to bring a major new world-class Skyline tourism attraction to Swansea.

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Enjoy historic adventures with Cadw this Easter

Cadw has announced an array of fun family events taking place at many of its historic sites this Easter bank holiday weekend (8–10 April 2023).

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Cadw joins forces to tackle heritage crime in Wales

The Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Cadw is joining forces with the police and other agencies to tackle heritage and cultural property crime in Wales, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has today confirmed.