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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Wales Archives and Libraries page.

Record Office[edit | edit source]

Glamorgan Record Office
Clos Parc Morgannwg
Leckwith
Cardiff CF11 8AW UK
Telephone: 02920 872200
Email: GlamRO@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Glamorgan Record Office

Glamorgan Record Office's aim is to collect and preserve documents and records relating to Glamorgan and its people and make them publicly accessible. They are especially interested in documents that are vulnerable to decay so they can be preserved for generations to come. Records include council minutes, papers, parchments, personal diaries, photographs, and plans. It also has resources concerning the authorities in Glamorgan. The documents held will be of use if you want to research your family tree, trace the history of a house, or find out more about local villages.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Aberkenfig Library
14 Heol y Llyfrau
Aberkenfig
Bridgend CF32 9PP UK
Telephone: 1656 754820
Email: aberkenfig.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Aberkenfig Library
Website #2: Aberkenfig Library

Barry Library
The County Library
160 Kings Square
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF63 4RW UK
Telephone: 01446 422425 (General Enquiries) / 01446 422423 (Reference Enquiries)
Email: barrylibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Website: Barry Library

Betws Library
Bettws Centre
Betws
Bridgend CF32 8TB UK
Telephone: 01656 754824
Email: betws.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Betws Library

Blaengarw Library
Station Street
Blaengarw
Bridgend CF32 8BA UK
Telephone: 01656 871598
Website: Blaengarw Library
Website #2: Blaengarw Library

Bridgend Library
Bridgend Life Centre
Angel Street
Bridgend CF31 4AH UK
Telephone: 01656 754830
Email: bridgend.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Bridgend Library

Caerau 'Cyberlink' Library
Noddfa Chapel Community Centre
Caerau Road
Maesteg
Bridgend CF34 0PE UK
Telephone: 01656 754831
Website: Caerau 'Cyberlink' Library

Canton Library
4 Library St
Cardiff CF5 1QD UK
Telephone: 2920 780999
Email: cantonlibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Canton Library

Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
Fairoak Road
Cathays CF24 4PW UK
Telephone: 2920 785580
Email: cathayslibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
Website #2: Cathays Heritage Library

Central Library Hub (Cardiff Central Library)
The Hayes
Cardiff CF10 1FL UK
Telephone: 2920 382116/2920 871000
Email: centrallibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Central Library Hub

Cowbridge Library
Old Hall
High Street
Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7AH UK
Telephone: 01446 773941
Email: CowbridgeLibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Website: Cowbridge Library

Dinas Powys Community Library
Fairoaks
The Murch
Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4QU UK
Telephone: 02920 512556
Email: khatton263@btinternet.com
Website: Dinas Powys Community Library

Ely and Caerau Community Hub
1 Cowbridge Road West
Cardiff CF5 5BQ UK
Telephone: 2920 873800
Email: gpierce@cardiff.gov.uk
Email #2: blloyd@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Ely and Caerau Community Hub

Fairwater Library Hub
Doyle Avenue
Fairwater
Cardiff CF5 3HU UK
Telephone: 2920 785583
Email: fairwaterhub@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Fairwater Library Hub
Website #2: Fairwater Library Hub

Grangetown Library and Hub
Havelock Place
Grangetown
Cardiff CF11 6PA UK
Telephone: 2920 780966
Email: grangetownhub@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Grangetown Library and Hub

Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub
Gabalfa Avenue
Cardiff CF14 2HU UK
Telephone: 2920 785588
Email: LlandaffNorth&Gabalfahub@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub
Website #2: Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub

Llanedeyrn Hub
The Powerhouse
Roundwood
Llanedeyrn
Cardiff CF23 9PN UK
Telephone: 02922 330201
Email: Powerhousehub@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Llanedeyrn Hub

Llanishen Hub
11 Station Road
Cardiff CF14 5LS UK
Telephone: 02920 871060
Email: Llanishenhub@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Llanishen Hub
Website #2: Llanishen Hub

Llanrumney Library and Hub
Countisbury Avenue
Llanrumney
Cardiff CF3 5NQ UK
Telephone: 02920 780994
Email: llanrumneylibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Llanrumney Library and Hub

Llantwit Major Library
Boverton Rd
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan CF61 1XZ UK
Telephone: 01446 792700
Email: LlantwitMajorLibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Website: Llantwit Major Library

Maesteg Library
North's Ln
Maesteg CF34 9AA UK
Telephone: 1656 754835
Email: maesteg.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Maesteg Library
Website #2: Maesteg Library

Nantymoel Library
Berwyn Centre
Ogwy Street
Nantymoel
Bridgend CF32 7SD UK
Telephone: 1656 840719
Website: Nantymoel Library
Website #2: Nantymoel Library

Ogmore Vale Library
Ogmore Valley Life Centre
Aber Road
Ogmore Vale CF32 7AJ UK
Telephone: 1656 754856
Email: ovlc-receptiongroup@haloleisure.org.uk
Website: Ogmore Vale Library

Penarth Library
9-10 Stanwell Road
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 2YT UK
Telephone: 02920 708438
Email: PenarthLibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Website: Penarth Library

Pencoed Library
54 Penybont Rd
Pencoed
Bridgend CF35 5RA UK
Telephone: 1656 754840
Email: pencoed.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Pencoed Library
Website #2: Pencoed Library

Penylan Library
Penylan Road
Penylan
Cardiff CF23 5HW UK
Telephone: 02920 788414
Email: penylanlibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Penylan Library

Pontycymer Library
Garw Valley Life Centre
Old Station Yard
Pontycymer
Bridgend CF32 8ES UK
Telephone: 1656 754843
Email: gvlc-receptiongroup@haloleisure.org.uk
Website: Pontycymer Library

Porthcawl Library
13 Church Place
Porthcawl CF36 3AG UK
Telephone: 01656 754845
Email: porthcawl.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Porthcawl Library
Website #2: Porthcawl Library

Pyle Library
Pyle Life Centre
Helig Fan
Pyle
Bridgend CF33 6BS UK
Telephone: 01656 754850
Email: pyle.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Pyle Library
Website #2: Pyle Library

Radyr Library
Park Road
Radyr
Cardiff CF15 8DF UK
Telephone: 02920 780996
Email: Radyrlibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Radyr Library

Rhiwbina Library
Pen-y-Dre
Rhiwbina
Cardiff CF14 6EH UK
Telephone: 02920 693276
Email: rhiwbinalibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Rhiwbina Library

Rhoose Community Library
Fontygary Road
Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan CF62 3DS UK
Telephone: 01446 710220
Email: admin@rhooselibrary.org.uk
Website: Rhoose Community Library

Rhydypennau Library
Llandennis Road
Rhydypennau
Cardiff CF23 6EG UK
Telephone: 02920 754657
Email: rhydypennaulibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Rhydypennau Library

Roath Library
Newport Road
Roath
Cardiff CF24 0DF UK
Telephone: 02920 494538
Email: roathlibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Roath Library

Roath Library is temporarily closed due to maintenance issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Rumney Partnership Hub
Llanstephan Rd
Rumney
Cardiff CF3 3JA UK
Telephone: 02922 330661
Email: Katherine.whittington@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Rumney Partnership Hub

Sarn Cyberlink Library
Lifelong Learning Centre
Merfield Close
Sarn
Bridgend CF32 9SW UK
Telephone: 01656 754853
Email: sarncentre@bridgend.gov.uk
Website: Sarn Cyberlink Library

STAR Library and Hub
Muirton Road
Cardiff CF24 2SJ UK
Telephone: 02920 788505
Email: STARHub@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: STAR Library and Hub

St Athan Community Hub and Library
Old Primary School
Church Lane
St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan CF62 4PL UK
Telephone: 01446 751497
Email: SACHaL@stathancommunityhubandlibrary.org
Website: St Athan Community Hub and Library

St. Mellons Hub
30 Crickhowell Road
St. Mellons
Cardiff CF3 0EF UK
Telephone: 02920 780992
Email: stmellonslibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: St. Mellons Hub

Sully and Lavernock Community Library Trust
Sully Sports and Social Club
South Road
Sully, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 5SP UK
Telephone: 02920 531894
Email: sullylibrarytrust@gmail.com
Website: Sully and Lavernock Community Library Trust

Tongwynlais Library
Tanyard Day Centre
Market Street
Tongwynlais
Cardiff CF15 7NP UK
Telephone: 07976 056127
Email: contactlibraries@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Tongwynlais Library

Wenvoe Community Library Limited
Community Centre
Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan CF5 6AL UK
Telephone: 02920 594176
Email: alexgrattan01@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Wenvoe Community Library Limited

Whitchurch Library
Park Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff CF14 7XA UK
Telephone: 02920 628951
Email: whitchurchlibrary@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Whitchurch Library

Y Llynfi Library
Maesteg Sports Centre
Old Forge Site
Nant-y-Crywyd
Maesteg
Bridgend CF34 9EB UK
Telephone: 01656 ​754859
Email: yllynfi.library@awen-wales.com
Website: Y Llynfi Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
Cardiff Castle
Castle St
Cardiff CF10 3RB UK
Telephone: 029 2087 3623
Email: education@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk
Website: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

Firing Line Museum is an accredited museum that celebrates the Welsh soldier over a period of 300 years; a time which saw ordinary Welshmen travel the world, carrying out military service at battles such as Waterloo (1815) and Rorke’s Drift (1879), and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Using hands-on and dressing up activities, informative permanent and temporary displays, and educational events, the museum stands as a testament to the extraordinary contributions made by ordinary Welshmen to their Regiments (1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh), to history and to Wales.

Cardiff Story Museum
The Old Library
The Hayes
Cardiff CF10 1BH UK
Telephone: 29 2034 6214
Email: cardiffstory@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Cardiff Story Museum

In our fun, free, and interactive galleries, discover the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city - its people.

National Museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru)
Website: National Museum of Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru is a family of seven museums located throughout Wales. They are the National Museum Cardiff, the St Fagans National Museum of History, the National Waterfront Museum, the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the National Slate Museum, the National Roman Legion Museum, and the National Wool Museum.

National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NP UK
Telephone: 300 111 2333
Email: cardiff@museumwales.ac.uk
Website: National Museum Cardiff

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, it houses Wales’s national art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.

National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Rd
Swansea SA1 3RD UK
Telephone: 300 111 2333
Email: waterfront@museumwales.ac.uk
Website: National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities, and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new in the city's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

Queens Dragoon Guards Museum
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff CF10 2RB UK
Telephone: 029 20229367/029 20781213
Email: adminofficer@qdg.org.uk
Website: Queens Dragoon Guards Museum

Within our site you will find information on the regiment from 1685 up to the present day. We are very proud of our regiment and would like to share over 300 years of its history with you.

St Fagans National Museum of History
St Fagans
Cardiff CF5 6XB UK
Telephone: 3001 112333
Email: stfagans@museumwales.ac.uk
Website: St Fagans National Museum of History

A walk around Wales - from Celtic times to the present day. St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction and admission is free!

Swansea Museum (Amgueddfa Abertawe)
Victoria Rd
Swansea SA1 1SN UK
Telephone: 1792 653763
Email: museum.swansea@swansea.gov.uk
Website: Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales, and a fascinating treasure house of Swansea’s past history. The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, Wales, and the rest of the world.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Glamorgan Archives (Archifau Morgannwg)
Clos Parc Morgannwg
Leckwith
Cardiff CF11 8AW UK
Telephone: 02920 872200
Email: GlamRO@cardiff.gov.uk
Website: Glamorgan Archives

We collect records relating to the history of Glamorgan and its people. Records can range from: papers, plans, photographs, parchments, personal diaries, and council minutes.

West Glamorgan Archive Service
Civic Centre
Oystermouth Road
Swansea SA1 3SN UK
Telephone: 01792 636589
Email: westglam.archives@swansea.gov.uk
Website: West Glamorgan Archive Service

This is the place to learn about your local area, trace your family history, research your student dissertation, and much more. We hold documents, maps, photographs, and sound recordings relating to the history of the West Glamorgan area, which is Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, and includes Gower and the Afan, Neath and Swansea Valleys.