CARDIGAN Castle have revealed plans to open a new local history Research Room within Castle Green House next month.

The Research Room, grant-funded by Cardigan Town Council, is scheduled to open at Easter.

Largely based on the extensive collections of books, articles, press clippings and photographs from castle historian Glen Johnson, amongst others, the room will provide the community with a ‘unique facility’ to research the history of their family, their home or anything else of interest within the Cardigan area.

Cardigan Castle’s Archiving Group of volunteers are painstakingly working through much of Mr Johnson’s collection in preparation for their introduction into the Research Room.

As well as this collection the castle are also keen to receive other donations.

These could include old photographs, newspaper stories, books or other documents that provide information on local history.

The Research Room will be staffed with volunteers from the Cardigan Castle Archiving Group and other local history groups.

"This is a facility which I have always wanted to see in Cardigan, and which the castle will be the perfect home for,” said Mr Johnson.

“The intention is to build it over time into a physical and digital collection where people can research anything and everything to do with the history, archaeology and built environment of Cardigan and the surrounding communities.

“For the first time we are combining material from the collections of the late Donald Davies, the late -Rev Seamus Cunnane and my own collection - even this first phase will be stunning and quite unlike anything Cardigan has ever seen before!

“For me personally, this is the most exciting development at the castle since the opening back in 2015."

Castle director Jonathan Thomas said the Research Room provided another ‘exciting addition’ to the Castle which would allows the town’s story to be told in greater detail.

“We regularly get asked if there is a facility in the locality to research historical records so it is fantastic that this is something we can now offer the community,” he added.

Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate some materials can contact