A workshop and gallery that celebrates the culture, heritage and skills of Welsh Craft
Translating from Welsh as ‘made by hand’, Gweithdy is a pavilion building in the grounds of St Fagans National Museum of Wales that showcases the crafts produced in Wales. It provides flexible workshop and demonstration spaces for a huge range of craft, science and archaeology activities and a hands-on exhibition which hosts 500 items from the craft and archaeology collections of the National Museum Wales. A built-in forge under cover of the building canopy is used for metalwork demonstrations and other heavy crafts activities and creates a focal point for this part of the park. Immersed in, and inspired by, the renewed 19th Century woodland setting, through its form and timber, Gweithdy is at a crossing of paths, a natural destination for visitors, drawing more people further into the Museum Park. Gweithdy also houses a new coffee shop and visitor facilities.
A delightful building which… sits comfortably within the wooded landscape of the open air museum and acts as a portal for visitors to discover
Elfyn Hughes, Head of Buildings, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales