Plans to bring a national football museum to Wrexham progressing

The Welsh Labour Government has held positive discussions and allocated funding towards the creation of a dedicated national football museum in Wrexham.

As a long-time supporter of the project, local Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths recently wrote to the Welsh Government on the matter and received an update from the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM.

In his letter to Ms Griffiths, the Deputy Minister states “positive discussions” have been held with Wrexham Council.

The Welsh Government has also allocated funding to develop a business plan, enabling Wrexham Museum to appoint technical support in order to develop “engaging, appropriate and sustainable” plans for the football museum.

A number of stakeholders including Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales and a new Sporting Heritage panel, which will be a UK first, will be involved in developing the proposals, ensuring they work for both Wrexham and Wales.

The Deputy Minister expects a full business case to be submitted by the summer.

Lesley Griffiths AM said: “Wrexham is the rightful home of Welsh football which makes it the prime location for a museum dedicated to the beautiful game.”

“Discussions have been taking place for a number of months and I am determined to see the proposals become a reality.  Securing this Welsh Government investment would be a fantastic boost not just for Wrexham but for North Wales in general.”

“I am grateful to the Deputy Minister for his latest update and I will continue to monitor developments and champion Wrexham’s case.”