St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

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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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  • We visited from England with our 7 month old son and his grandparents. There is a £5 parking fee which is very reasonable for a days parking. The site itself is very impressive. Nothing is crammed tog...  more »
  • We spent a lovely afternoon exploring all the historic houses and shops which have been gathered at this location. Talking to the guides it gets pretty crowded in the summer so visiting now was ideal ...  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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