‘Virtual Chapels of Wales’ is the name of a planned new online museum and archive.
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and Addoldai Cymru (The Welsh Religious Buildings Trust) have secured a £60,000 grant for the development of a virtual museum dedicated to Nonconformism.
The website will tell the story of more than 300 years of nonconformity in Wales through the history and architecture of Nonconformist chapels. The project will build on the Royal Commission’s Coflein database, and be produced in conjunction with Addoldai Cymru and Capel (The Chapels Heritage Society). It will highlight the importance of chapels as a distinctive and iconic building type in Wales.