Windrush Cymru


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A learning resource to explore the history and voices of the Windrush Generation in Wales.

This learning resource, created by Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales, is informed by content collected as part of Race Council Cymru’s project, Windrush Cymru – Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Histories. The themes have emerged from the stories and memories shared by participants of that project.

Amgueddfa Cymru thanks all the elders and Windrush Generation families for sharing their stories for younger generations and helping to capture the legacy of Black History in Wales.

It is suggested that teachers and learners take time to reflect in extended classroom projects, to consider and research different aspects and the impact of the Windrush legacy. It is important to set out that the Windrush Generation were pioneers and their presence in Wales has changed our small country for the better and in a variety of ways.


This resource pack contains a fictional story and a factual resource:

Windrush to Wales: A fictional story based on real-life experiences. Follow the Thompson family on their journey from Jamaica to Butetown.

Windrush Cymru: Listen to the real-life stories of the Windrush families that came to Wales. Discover photographs, sound archives and themed class discussions.


Access the e-book on the Amgueddfa Cymru website.


Curriculum for Wales - Progression Step 3


Events and human experiences are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways. 


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides ideas for learning activities for your students.

See the Quick Links below for content to accompany this resource, including a video highlighting some of the themes of the project, and the oral history interviews of the Windrush Cymru project participants. Windrush related content from other PCW contributors can also be found in the Quick Links, and by viewing these PCW contributors and projects:

The Windrush Intergenerational Project, Swansea

Back-a-Yard Project


Fascinating stories of the diverse communities of Wales pre- and post- Windrush, can be found in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History in Wales learning resource.

Curriculum for Wales

Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3

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