About Winter of Wellbeing

Winter of Wellbeing is an initiative is to support the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of all children and young people. With significant financial investment from the Welsh Government, this support is be delivered through a variety of community-based interactive, creative, and play-based initiatives that are suitable for a wide range of ages.

Welsh Museums Federation and the museums across Wales are delighted to be partners in this delivery and to be working alongside Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales on their Winter of Wellbeing Festival.

Here are just some of the fantastic Winter of Wellbeing Projects facilitated by our brilliant museums across Wales:


Monmouthshire Museums – Future Technology: Engaging the next generation

MonLife is creating a Heritage Strategy for its museums, attractions and historic countryside sites.  This work includes consultation with different audiences.  Our WOW project will ask young people to develop a framework on how to best consult with audiences aged 16-25, including how digital technology and social media can best be utilised.


Oriel Mon – MynediAbl

A project is working with 12 young people with additional learning needs to ensure that interpretation relates to them and those in similar circumstances. Consultants, artists and film makers will be employed and outputs will be short YouTube films and on site interpretation with i pads.


Rhondda Heritage Park – On the face of it

Virtual Reality Engagement of young people, focussing on the underground experience through VR and developing digital skills.


Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum

Fusion based project working with GISTA a charity that provides support to vulnerable young people. Also a project working with the Military Preparation College at Bangor


Menai Bridge – Videos for Young Deaf People

The production of interpretative videos for the deaf


The Judges Lodgings – Digitising Victorian Classics

Filming of three Victorian classics in the context of the period rooms using “Don’t Go into the Cellar Theatre Company” and all presented on line.


Y Gaer – Y Gaer Assize Court

Visual artists and a psychologist working with young people from two local colleges, exploring meaning and legality in the Victorian courtroom. Who is responsible and guilty for climate change?


Llandudno – Self-care in a Digital Age

Working with young people in a museum context to develop programmes aimed at secondary school pupils on how to manage their digital content and social media in a safe and healthy way


Storiel – Capturing Slate Young Ambassadors

A project working with the Young Ambassadors associated with the north Wales World Heritage Site. Photographic training will be offered and an exhibition developed to tour the slate communities of the area.


Storiel – Lighting the Future

In conjunction with the Confucius Centre for Chinese Studies and the young people’s homeless charity GISDA to run a series of paper lantern making projects across the county. It will involve 50 young people in 12 workshops, building to a procession and event at Storiel.


Lloyd George Museum – Lloyd George in Character

A script writing project by young people, assisted by well-known local writer and the delivery of two one person shows in the Lloyd George theatre in the museum, performed by a young local actor


Storiel – Student Design Project

Involving students from the Bangor Art Foundation course to design carved slate products to celebrate the World Heritage Site using the collections in the museum