A workshop and gallery that celebrates the culture, heritage and skills of Welsh Craft

Gweithdy, St Fagans
Gweithdy, St Fagans

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.

Key Information

Sector: Arts & Culture, Community 

Client: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Location: Cardiff

Completion: September 2016

Size: 1,150 sqm

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


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Kier Construction
Structural and Civil Engineer
Environmental Engineers
Project Manager
Focus Consultants
Landscape Architects
Access Consultant
Vision Sense
Planning Consultant
John Cottrell

FCBStudios Team Leads


RIBA Regional Award