St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

4.7
#1 of 210 in Museums in Wales
Chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people, St Fagans National Museum of History consists of more than 40 recreated buildings taken from various locations in Wales. Located on the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house, this open-air museum welcomed its first visitors in 1948. The site, modeled after an outdoor museum situated in Stockholm, includes a Unitarian chapel, village schoolhouse, tollbooth, pigsty, and tannery. Holding permanent displays of traditional crafts, the museum also features a working blacksmith’s forge, pottery shop, mill, and clog maker’s shop. Drop by the site’s small farm, which concentrates on preserving native breeds of livestock, to peruse the fresh produce available for sale. See St Fagans National Museum of History and all Cardiff has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cardiff trip planner.
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  • A must visit place that brings Welsh history to life. Free to enter. Car parking is £5. Dog friendly grounds and stunning castle gardens make this a great day out.  more »
  • I cannot believe this place is free! I wasn't expecting much due to it costing nothing to enter but it was a fantastic, educational and fun day out. We spent about 3 hours exploring historical...  more »
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  • Great day out. Kids seem to love the place. Good facilities for everyone, good exhibits and lovely walk around. Bank Holiday there was a marquee with little shops full of goodies. Bought some soap there and they smell lush. Next the farm I think.
  • This is a fantastic place to go with or without a family. The old reconstructed buildings from around Wales are very interesting and the castle gardens on the other side are a lovely place for a picnic. The kids love the play area and the high ropes course (additional cost). Amazing that the museum entry is free too.
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