Temple Tours & Visits

Wales’ Temple of Peace and Health is very much a working building, hosting international charities and organisations who work Wales-wide with communities and events. We encourage prospective visitors to the Temple of Peace, to explore this iconic space by joining one of WCIA’s regular monthly ‘open doors days’.

For Venue / Room Hire, or ‘drop in’ visits to resident organisations, please scroll down.

Temple Tours and ‘Open Doors’ Days

temple of peaceThe last Friday of the month is WCIA’s regular ‘open doors day’, when we welcome the public to explore Wales’ beautiful Temple of Peace with support of trained tour guides and staff – including access to the Temple Library and Archives for researchers / students. Timings can be adapted to suit the needs of visiting groups (please let us know in advance), but we will usually seek to offer:

  • 10.30am-11.30am Morning Guided Tour (which includes the WW1 Book of Remembrance ‘turning of the page’ ceremony at 11am). You can search names in the Book of Remembrance online here.
  • 12.30-13.30pm Lunchtime Guided Tour (which includes the National Garden of Peace)
  • 14.00-16.00 Archives Workshop (an opportunity to explore or work in the Council Chamber / Library space, and to view items from the Temple Archives and Collections. You can search and view WCIA’s Digitised Collections here)
  • Self-Guided Tours are welcome any time between 10.30-3pm – just walk in, sign in and explore the spaces at your own pace. You may like to view WCIA’s Self-Guided Tour Booklet; and from November 2018 you’ll be able to download a tour onto your mobile phone (both also available from reception on arrival).

You can view clips from our pilot Temple Discovery Tour on Youtube , led by Emma West, Mari Lowe and Carrie Westwater in October 2018.

WCIA ask visitors to contribute a suggested £10 donation, towards enabling us to continue offering public access to this iconic building and its inspiring stories.

2019-20 Open Doors Dates

 

  • October 25th 2019
  • November 29th 2019
  • Christmas Tour (NB – the Temple is closed on the last Friday of December)
  • New Year’s Resolutions Tour
  • January 24th 2020
  • February 28th 2020
  • March TBC (NB – the last Friday of March is a public holiday, for which the Temple will be closed)
  • 24th April 2020
  • May 2020 (NB – the last Friday of May is a public holiday, for which the Temple will be closed)
  • June 26th 2020
  • July 31st 2020
  • August 2020 (NB – the last Friday of August is a public holiday, for which the Temple will be closed)
  • September 25th 2020
  • October 30th 2020
  • November 27th 2020

 

Organising a ‘Bespoke’ Group Visit / Workshop

If you would like to organise a bespoke Temple Tour for a group (or individual) visit, an Archives Workshop / Research visit, with facilitated support / tailored expertise, please contact walesforpeace@wcia.org.uk to discuss possible packages we could put together for you.

Venue Hire

If you are seeking a memorable venue for your own event, explore WCIA’s Temple of Peace Venue Hire packages – from 121 meetings to weddings, conferences and film shoots.

Temple Tours can also be offered as an ‘optional extra’ for venue hire customers (subject to availability of staff / volunteers) – please discuss with the Venue Team on booking to find out if this unique and inspiring experience can be arranged to complement your event.

Visiting Organisations based at the Temple of Peace

The original 1930s letterbox for the “Peace Wing” which remains in daily use.

The following organisations are headquartered at the Temple of Peace, and work Wales-wide. Visitors are strongly advised to arrange ‘drop-in’ appointments in advance, via the following contacts: