MonLife Heritage Museums are proud to announce the launch of a brand new collections website at www.monlifecollections.co.uk The new website provides free access to search hundreds of records, allowing users to read material and view images for items within the collections from across Monmouthshire. The Museums team will continually be adding more to the website, so they recommend that visitors to the site keep coming back to see what’s new.

  • Discover historical objects, works of art, photographs and documents cared for by MonLife Heritage.
  • Search for special people, explore notable places, travel through time and discover different themes.
  • Hundreds of Monmouthshire records are already on our collections search.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MonLife Heritage have been researching new ways to diversify – between January and March 2021. With thanks to a Welsh Government Local Government Cultural Recovery Fund grant, members of the Museums team have been able to dedicate their role to the creation of the collections website. They have worked alongside Digital Heritage Consultants, Orangeleaf Systems Ltd to build a bespoke website.

Lydia Wooles, from the Museums Online project team, said: “We really hit the ground running with the project, as a team we’ve learned a lot in a short timescale. Records have been carefully selected to provide users with a flavour of the wide variety of artefacts and documents that we hold. It’s been such a rewarding experience working on this project.”

All of the records on the website relate to the story of Monmouthshire and include the nationally significant Nelson collection. From archaeological finds, extensive costume collections, to photographs and postcards – there is something for everyone.