South Wales Sights

St. Fagans National History Museum

  • Off A4232 Map It
  • St. Fagans
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

On 100 acres of gardens, this excellent open-air museum celebrates the region's architectural history with a collection of farmhouses, cottages, shops, chapels, a school, and a 16th-century manor house. All but two of the structures were brought here from around Wales. Of special note are the string of ironworkers' cottages, each reflecting a different era from 1805, 1855, 1925, 1955, and 1985, from the decor to the technology to the gardens. Craftspeople work at the museum using traditional methods; most of the work is for sale. Galleries display clothing and other articles from daily life, and special events highlight local customs.

Sight Information

Address:

Off A4232, St. Fagans, CF5 6XB, Wales

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Phone:

0300-111–2333

Sight Details:

  • Free; parking £3.50
  • Daily 10–5

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