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An ecomuseum is a museum focused on the identity of a place, largely based on local participation with the aim of growing the economy whilst enhancing the welfare and development of local communities. It refers in particular to a new idea of holistic interpretation of natural and cultural heritage as opposed to the traditional focus on specific items and objects by conventional museums.


Ecomuseums originated in France in the 1970’s. There are presently over 300 ecomuseums operating in the world and are prominent in European countries. There is no blueprint for an Ecomuseum, only a shared value of celebrating a sense of place.

This ecomuseum - Ecoamgueddfa, was established in 2014 and is located in Pen Llŷn (Llŷn Peninsula). It is the first ecomuseum to be developed in Wales. The Ecoamgueddfa operates in partnership with seven of Pen Llŷn’s heritage organisations; Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llŷn Maritime Museum, Felin Uchaf, Porth y Swnt, Plas yn Rhiw, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, and Plas Heli. 


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The Ecoamgueddfa’s vision is to see an increase in cultural tourism, leading to a year round sustainable tourist industry, that will bring economic benefits to the area as well as social.

The Ecoamgueddfa operates by using digital media in an innovative and positive way to increase community evolvement, and attract a world wide audience to this unique and beautiful area.

The Ecoamgueddfa is now part of the newly established LIVE (Llŷn, Iveragh Ecomuseums) project.


LIVE – Llŷn, Iveragh Ecomuseum is a partnership located both sides of the Irish Sea.


It will see the development of a new Ecomuseum in Iveragh and the continuation of the Llŷn #Ecoamgueddfa. It aims to enable Pen Llŷn and Iveragh to be a home and a destination, providing opportunities for the communities today and in the future to prosper in their own locale on their own terms whilst enriching the visitor experience, and moving away from ‘extractive’ tourism.


LIVE has been part funded by the Ireland Wales cooperation programme and will run for 3 years (2020-2023). For further information please visit the LIVE website.


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