Temple Tours – Self-guided Route
For monthly guided Temple Tours and Archive Workshops, please book via Eventbrite at https://templetours.eventbrite.co.uk or visit our Wales Temple of Peace homepage. This page is for self-guided visits.
Welcome to Wales’ Temple of Peace and Health, the nation’s memorial to the fallen of World War 1. Founder David Davies envisioned a building ‘for the people’, that would inspire movements of Welsh men and women to ‘rid the world of the twin scourges of disease and war’ for future generations. Architecturally steeped in symbolism, since its opening in 1938 the Temple of Peace has been at the heart of Welsh efforts to build a better world. Explore this iconic space, and discover stories from Wales’ rich ‘Peace Heritage’ through following this self-guided tour, which takes about 25-30 minutes for most visitors. Scroll down to start.
Starting from the ‘Temple Tours’ Panel in Reception, we will step outside to view the Portico and Foundation Stone, before descending to the Crypt holding the WW1 Book of Remembrance, the foundations of the building rooted in the tragedies of the past. Rising to build a better world for future generations, the soaring ‘Hall of Nations’ is flanked by the ‘Peace’ and ‘Health’ wings of the building, home to many of Wales’ leading movements through the decades. Upstairs, you’ll view the magnificent Council Chamber with its floor-to-ceiling wooden Library; and the colourful ‘Timeline of Peacemakers’ and heritage displays illustrate Wales’ Peace Heritage of the last 100 years. You’ll return to reception via the Committee Rooms, and a view of Wales’ National Garden of Peace – which has its own memorial trail.