The Main Building

The Main Building today

The Main Building

© Phil Boorman

© Phil Boorman

The Main Building

© Phil Boorman

© Phil Boorman

The Main Building

© Phil Boorman

As a picture of the past and a mirror of the present, it [St Fagans] will be an inspiration for our country’s future: from it will radiate energy to vitalize Welsh life.

Iorweth Peate
First Curator, St Fagans, 1948

The Main Entrance Building has been transformed. We have refurbished the building creating new galleries of an international standard, a temporary exhibition space, an extensive contemporary learning centre and a collections research area.

The courtyard has been covered creating an atrium with a new entrance. Visitor facilities will include a new reception desk, shop and café, with improved access to the galleries, the Centre for Learning on the first floor, and orientation to the rest of the site.

The complete redevelopment of the Main Building is key to realising the project. Despite winning the Gold Award at the 1978 National Eisteddfod, over time the original architectural integrity has been compromised and the building did not meet twenty-first century museum and visitor expectations.