Pembroke Library and Pendine Museum set to receive Welsh government grant | New
A Pembroke Library and a Pendine Museum will be among the projects which will receive £ 1.1million in funding through the Welsh Government’s transformational capital grants.
The program aims to help local museums, archives and libraries revitalize facilities with particular emphasis on expanding access, working in partnership and developing sustainable services.
The Pembroke Library will be among five across Wales to be modernized with funding going for new community facilities and supporting the creation of larger ‘centers’ where people can access library services as well as a range of other equipment.
£ 250,000 will be spent on moving the Pembroke Library to a new facility, which will see derelict buildings transformed into a library, visitor center, community space and café near Pembroke Castle.
In addition to the library, development is proposed to include the Henry Tudor Visitor Center.
£ 150,000 will go to the fully reconstructed Pendine Land Speed Museum in Pendine as part of the multi-million dollar Pendine Tourism Attractor project.
The funding will support the development of a multifunctional educational room and a new exhibition space that will allow temporary exhibitions and loans from national collections.
The development, known as the Pendine Attractor Project, is expected to attract 41,400 visitors per day and more than 6,400 overnight stays per year.
The Seven Mile of Pendine Sands is part of automotive history, especially the ground speed records in the 1920s by Malcolm Campbell and Welshman John Parry-Thomas.
Deputy Arts and Sports Minister Dawn Bowden said: ‘The Welsh government remains committed to supporting these important services – which will be so important in helping Wales recover from the impact of the pandemic.
“These projects will expand access for our communities, promoting cultural engagement, providing learning opportunities and supporting community cohesion and prosperity – which is needed more than ever.”
Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans said: “Our museums, libraries and archives provide essential services to both the community and visitors to Wales.
“I’m excited to help fund the upgrades and enhancements needed, and look forward to seeing the results as these vital projects move forward. “
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