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St Fagans National Museum of History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Immerse yourself in welsh history!

Who said learning can’t be fun! Whilst not as glitzy as similar offerings over the border (think... read more

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Phil_cox
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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We love st fagans living quite close to here is an added bonus my oldest loves it here perfect... read more

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Louisa198731
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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A large, living open-air museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history: fun, interactive exhibits make this a popular family destination.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB, Wales
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+44 29 2057 3500
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Reviewed today via mobile

Who said learning can’t be fun! Whilst not as glitzy as similar offerings over the border (think Beamish living museum in Tyneside) the museum is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable staff where learning comes with an emphasis on fun. Highly recommended.

Thank Phil_cox
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love st fagans living quite close to here is an added bonus my oldest loves it here perfect family day out and a lovely walk.

Thank Louisa198731
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Super place, even on a wet day! Historic buildings are worth visiting several times. Looking forward to the completion of new ones. New building and galleries are very impressive. I do have a criticism however, probably aimed at the curators. The displays in the galleries...More

Thank GL46
Reviewed 4 days ago

even in the rain! Spent four hours getting wet but worth the effort. Most amazing buildings dismantled and put together on site. So many favourites including the tannery, cockpit and certainly the Iron Age round houses. Cafe was so so. Pricey for what you get...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An ideal family day out. A view of Welsh country life, over the centuries. Numerous reconstructed buildings covering the past centuries, and an excellent indoor museum of Welsh Folk life. Thoroughly recommend for the Welsh history minded, and the international visitor, a good day out...More

Thank Altooth
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on a beautiful November day and the walk between the buildings matched the day. I visited two years ago and since then there have been a number of additions including a magnificent entrance, with galleries and restuarant. There are numerous old buildings...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The newly refurbished gallery's on the first floor of the main building os now open. A great improvement on the old version with less material, far better interpretation and a section on recent social development/history that is thought provoking and allows an opportunity to post...More

Thank 6amigos_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum if laid out over a large walkable area! Houses and farm buildings have been brought from across Wales these include humble terraces from the South Wales Valleys, an early Medieval Princes Cwrt and and a beautiful Church complete with rediscovered wall painting! The...More

Thank voices123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fanatic day out with family. Welsh history museum very interesting. Plenty of things to do and to see.

Thank Elena C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A excellent place to learn, experience Welsh life, history and culture. A full day out, plenty to do and see.

Thank VegasDave59
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evanss3
19 October 2018|
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Response from StFagans | Property representative |
Yes, we have a new play area called Yr Iard which was inspired by the Museum's collections.
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25helene
21 September 2018|
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Response from StFagans | Property representative |
There are no designated indoor picnic areas on site.
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Cheryl N
23 August 2018|
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Response from StFagans | Property representative |
Prams and pushchairs are welcome in St Fagans but they cannot be taken into most of the historic buildings. You can take a pushchair or pram into Oakdale Institute, St Teilo’s Church and Gwalia Stores. Information on prams... More
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