St Teilo's Church


There's a lot to see at St Teilo's Church. Choose from the themed galleries below.


Moving the church to St Fagans National History Museum from Pontarddulais was an ambitious and long-term project. This gallery charts the process, from the mid 1980s to the present.

The Church Building

It is no mean feat to move and re-build a medieval church. Get inside the building and have a look at the architecture, including the impressive hand carved oak roof.

Decoration – Wall Paintings

The church is presented today as it may have looked in 1520. The wall paintings we found hidden underneath the plaster were painted around that date. Here is their story.

Decoration – The Rood Screen

The Rood Screen at St Teilo's Church is very special. Not only is it beautifully carved and decorated, but it was designed and made (by hand) by our Head Carpenter. See if you can spot him in the gallery!

Decoration – Carvings and Symbols

The church in Henry VIII's day would have served as much more than a place of worship, as it was also a centre for the local community. This diversity is reflected by the different objects, carvings and symbols found all over the building.

St Teilo's Life Story

An impressive five metre carving of the adventures of Teilo, designed and made by Ray Smith, our Head Carpenter.