Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW; Welsh: Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru), established in 1908, is a Welsh Government sponsored body concerned with some aspects of the archaeological, architectural and historic environment of Wales. It is based in Aberystwyth.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Commisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru
Co-located at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
TypeNational archives
Established1908
Reference to legal mandateEstablished by Royal Warrant on 10 August 1908.
LocationAberystwyth
Coordinates52°24′52″N 4°4′8″W
Collection
Items collectedPrinted Works, Maps, Archives, Manuscripts, Photographs, Paintings
Size2M Photographs, 530,000 pages of text and reports, 125,000 Drawings, 32,000 Maps
Criteria for collectionAcquisition through purchase, bequest and archival deposit
Legal depositYes
Access and use
Access requirementsLibrary open to all.
Other information
DirectorChristopher Catling
Staffaround 30 FTE
Websitercahmw.gov.uk
Map

The RCAHMW maintains and curates the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW), an archive with an online platform called Coflein. Professor Nancy Edwards is Chair of the Commissioners.[1]