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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  • Stays fresh for re-visits. When the sun is shining a visit makes for a great day out, usually you stumble across something that you haven't seen before. Apart from the old buildings here, include... 
    Stays fresh for re-visits. When the sun is shining a visit makes for a great day out, usually you stumble across something that you haven't seen before. Apart from the old buildings here, include...  more »
  • A full day and could easily be two. Great buildings, staff, gardens, museums and more. 100% recommend 
    A full day and could easily be two. Great buildings, staff, gardens, museums and more. 100% recommend  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit. Amazing houses, history all located within a beautiful location. The site is large but easy to navigate between houses, with good accessibility. On hand guides at each of the houses are knowledgeable and happy to talk. Two on site restaurants and a tea room, but plenty of green spaces on site with picnic benches so easy to bring a picnic or tailor the trip to suit your budget. A great place for an entire family as has everything for all generations.
  • Great place, haven't been for years, only live 5 minutes away as well. Took my kids and was great. The museum ( inside ) is excellent. Really amazing and free!! Cafe and gift shop on site and a chippy. Great.

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