Eight museums and libraries across Wales will share £1.1m of funding from the Welsh Government’s Transformation Capital Grants.
Libraries in Maesteg, Neath, Pembroke, Rhiwbina and Treorchy will be “modernised” by funding for improving community facilities.
Rhayader Museum, Museum of Land Speed and Winding House Museum have also received grants to develop exhibition spaces.
Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport Dawn Boden said the grantees are “important” for the recovery of the local area post-pandemic.
“These projects will widen access for our communities, promoting cultural engagement, providing learning opportunities and supporting community cohesion and prosperity, which is needed now more than ever."