National Museum of Wales and the toilet that interrupted the dead.
My home country of Wales is steeped in history, myths and legends. We have more castles per square mile than any other country so it is not surprising that Wales has it’s own fair share of ghost stories.
One of the most interesting stories is that of Dunbar Smith, the renowned architect who designed and oversaw the National Museum of Wales that stands proud within the centre of the Capital city of Cardiff. The museum was his final design before his death, and also his largest and most magnificent of designs.
Alas Mr Smith died shortly before the museum was completed. After his cremation his ashes were sealed within a vaulted room and bricked up in the depths of the basement. Here, his ashes stayed up until refurbishment took place in the 1960’s.
His ashes were removed from the basement and interred into a local church, and a toilet built into the wall where his vault once stood. Members of staff, the public and night watchmen have reported seeing a man matching Dunbar’s description roaming the corridors and the basement repeating that he is now in the wrong place!
There have been numerous attempts by ghost investigation groups and mediums to stay in the museum after dark to investigate these claims, however the Museum has declined any formal investigation to take place.
Image Credit » Created by me using Fresh Paint. July 2014.