Wales’ Temple of Peace & Health

Wales’ beautiful and unique Temple of Peace and Health was founded as Wales’ memorial to the fallen of WW1 by David Davies, who had served in the trenches and was horrified by the carnage of war. Opened in 1938 – the eve of WW2 – by war-bereaved mothers led by Minnie James from Merthyr, the Temple would go on to play an instrumental role in the founding of the United Nations, Human Rights frameworks and international institutions of justice and cooperation.

It continues its founding mission through the Welsh Centre for International Affairs to this day, through our work on Global Learning, Action and Partnerships. Our work is hugely supported by venue hire – and the Temple of Peace could be a deeply symbolic and memorable city centre venue for your own events, from meetings or conferences, to weddings and even film or photo shoots. Explore our ‘venue with a heart’, in the heart of the Welsh capital.