What is it?
Conwy Culture Centre is an innovative co-location project that will feature:
- A new area library for Conwy, Deganwy and Llandudno Junction
- A new home for Conwy Archive
- An arts and heritage hub with interactive interpretation and historic collections on display
- A programme of accredited training opportunities for all ages
- Volunteer support and development opportunities for people all over the county
What stage is the project at?
The funding package for the project has now been finalised and planning permission is in place. Following a tender process Wynne Construction have been formally appointed and the Centre is currently scheduled to open in the Autumn of 2019.
What will it look like?
The design shows a contemporary single storey building offering stunning views towards Conwy Castle and Walls. The green roof will blend into Bodlondeb Park’s leafy surroundings and its landscaped grounds will feature an external reading court and garden.
What’s on offer?
The Centre will be a gateway to the story of Conwy, staffed by an experienced and friendly team. Visitors can browse the library and heritage collections, explore the exhibitions; research local history; or simply enjoy a coffee against the stunning backdrop of Conwy Castle.
From one-off arts and heritage taster sessions through to accredited volunteering for all ages, there will be lots of opportunities to take part. We will also take the project ‘on the road’ bringing exhibitions and activities to communities across Conwy County.
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Trilingual Culture Centre
The Culture Centre’s exhibitions will feature accessible videos that include British Sign Language, easy-read subtitles and descriptive voiceovers.
The Culture Centre is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Conwy County Borough Council, the Welsh Government (Museums, Archives, Libraries Division), the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, Gwynt y Môr Community Fund in partnership with Conwy Arts Trust, and Arts Council Wales.