• Y Tabernacl - The Museum of Modern Art
Y Tabernacl – MOMA CYMRU
The Tabernacle – MOMA WALES
Andrew Lambert bought the Tabernacle, a former Weslyan Chapel, in 1984. He set up a charitable company, The Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust, to run it and, after extensive renovation, the Tabernacle re-opened as a centre for the performing arts on 11th October 1986.
In the same year the Trust, with the help of a generous loan, bought Harvey House which was converted into Art Galleries. The building was renamed the Ellis Building after Tom Ellis of Bala and the first exhibition was held in May 1992.
The auditorium of the Tabernacle has excellent acoustics and pine pews to seat 350 people. Chamber and choral music, drama, lectures and conferences regularly take place here. A Steinway grand piano has been purchased; translation booths, recording facilities and a cinema screen have been installed; the oak-beamed foyer has a bar and better access for the disabled has been made possible by a lift.