Free open guided tours of The National Library of Wales are usually offered on:
Groups may also arrange tours for other times by filling in the tour booking form and returning it to us.
Any changes to tour days or times can be found on the Library's website, in the local press and on posters around the building.
Tours start from the Library Shop on the ground floor (Level -1), next to the reception.
Although the tours are free of charge you will need to reserve tickets in advance. You can do this:
The tours last approximately an hour and a half and give an introduction to the
Open tours are usually conducted in English by bilingual guides (Welsh / English). We offer tours in Welsh to groups who have arranged their visit beforehand.
All areas visited during the tour are accessible to wheelchair users. Elevators may be used to reach the Library's 3 floors. The tour does involve walking around the building and standing for periods of time.
Please advise us of any specific requirements you may have which could affect your enjoyment of the tour.
You may not take any bags, including hand-bags, or coats on the tour. Please leave bags and coats in the lockers on the ground floor (Level -1) or the first floor (Lefel 0). You will need a £1 coin as a deposit.
A tour can only give a brief introduction to the Library, and you are welcome to visit the exhibitions, the Library Shop and Pen Dinas Restaurant after the tour in your own time.
You also may wish to take the opportunity to apply for a Reader's Ticket which will give you direct access to our collections.
Visitors tour the Library at their own risk.
From 1 June 2009 visitors and readers to The National Library of Wales will be charged a small fee for parking (Monday - Friday only).
|Vehicle||Price (Monday - Friday)||Price (Saturday)|
|Cars/motorcycles||£1 (up to 4 hours)||Free|
|£2 (over 4 hours - full day until (18:15))||Free|
|Vehicles towing a caravan or trailer||£2.50 (up to 4 hours)||Free|
|£5.00 (over 4 hours - full day until (18:15))||Free|
|Bus and mini bus||Free. Spaces need to be pre-arranged and the designated bays used. Please contact the Library’s Porters to arrange this, 01970 632 848 or email@example.com||Free|
The fee will be applicable to vehicles parked in either the red or white bays.
Drivers with a valid disable badge are exempt from paying.
Parking receipts can be used as payment towards one purchase in the Library at the Pen Dinas Cafe, Shop or photocopying services on the day of parking only. Money will not be refunded against parking receipts.