CONWY’s new culture centre has opened its doors to the public.

The centre, which opened on Monday, will be home to the new area library, replacing libraries at Deganwy, Llandudno Junction and Conwy. It features vibrant new heritage displays filled with unique objects and pictures that tell the rich story of the county’s history.

Its opening hours are: Monday 9.30am to 5pm; Tuesday 10.00am to 7pm; Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm; Thursday 9.30 to 5pm; Friday 9.30am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.

The café, called Cantîn, in the centre will open in the New Year.

In the spring, the county’s archive service will move its collections into the centre’s basement, which has been designed to maintain constant temperature and humidity to protect delicate items, and opening the archive search room to the public.

The landscaped areas around the centre will include a peaceful sensory garden with dementia friendly and accessible paths and seating.

Cllr Sam Rowlands, leader of the authority said: “This fantastic new centre brings a variety of services together under one roof. The purpose built space will help us deliver more flexible services with longer opening hours, while reducing running costs.”

Cllr Mark Baker, cabinet member for heritage and culture said: “Conwy culture centre will be the treasure house for our archives to preserve and protect our historic items. The centre will serve as a hub for the local community, and the gateway to the story of Conwy county.”

An official opening ceremony for the centre will be arranged for a date next spring.