About us

The Women of West Wales (WOWW) project is a three-year project led by Narberth Museum to research and collate the diverse histories of local women and to make them as accessible to as many people as possible through the creation of this digital ‘museum’.

In the past, a discrepancy in the recording and display of women’s history has been noted by many of our visitors and reflects a wider issue (particularly in rural areas) of the female experience being ‘lost.’ Our archives are a treasure trove of fragmented information, letters, diaries and photographs that, because of this ongoing project, are now available to all.

The concept evolved from working with pupils from Greenhill School on an exhibition called ‘Wicked Welsh Women’. The group were inspired by the stories of six local women to create a series of Facebook-style ‘profiles’. This was warmly received and went on to gain national recognition by winning the Women’s History Network Community prize. In this spirit of collaboration and widening audiences, we have worked with other heritage organisations* to share the eclectic experiences of local women that continue to shape our identity and enrich our culture.

As well as ensuring that women are fairly and accurately represented in rural Welsh heritage, #WOWW provides social and other opportunities through workshops, talks, exhibitions and events based around the project’s themes. Discover more about the kinds of things we’ve been up to in our Facebook Page.

Narberth Museum is grateful for the support of PLANED, Arwain Sir Benfro’s LEADER funding and the Heritage Lottery Fund. As well as making this project possible, their support continues to enhance the sustainability of the museum , provide volunteer & employment opportunities, develop new skills and create a more comprehensive legacy for future generations. Thank you.