St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

4.7
#1 of 201 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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  • Lots of rebuilt houses from several parts of Wales. Farms included. Best of all it is free to enter. Just £5 for parking for the day. Bring a Picnic and enjoy the walks and the sights.  more »
  • There is so much to see here, you really do need a full day. There is a lot of walking, though the paths are suitable for wheelchairs. Some of the Houses are so old, it makes you wonder how families l...  more »
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  • St Fagans is amazing. Great place to visit. Plus its free. Pay for parking but £5 is excellent for a day out. Brilliant place to keep going back to as its ever changing. Family love it. My family came up from England for the day. They love it.
  • Really nice day out. A fair amount of walking so wear comfy shoes. The ground isn't always even either. Over all, a lot to see. Took us a good few hours and only saw 2 thirds of it!
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