Museum of Welsh Life (Cardiff) Reviews
Description:St. Fagans, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF5 6XB. Tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3500. Fax: +44 (0)29 2057 3490.
Newest Review: ... is claimed to be haunted by a woman named Dame Griffiths, whose son fell into a dark pool nearby and was never seen again. Her ghost now wanders the woods searching for her lost son. To increase your ghost hunting chances, however, then a visit to Britain’s most haunted museum is a must. The Museum of Welsh Life, which has free entry and is only a short distance from the centre of Cardiff, ... more
Customer Museum of Welsh Life (Cardiff) Reviews (5)
by - written on 16/01/06 (Very useful, 283 readings)
Hang around a castle in Wales and sooner or later you’re bound to spy some ghostly apparition or hear things that go bump in the night, and as you would expect from a city that’s been around 2000 years Cardiff has its fair share of spooky stories. Cardiff’s most well known ghost is that of the 2nd Marquess of Bute, who died suddenly one night in his home of Cardiff Castle and whose ghost now haunts the library close to where he died. Tours of Cardiff Castle take place every day, and a short journey North takes you to another of the Marquess' homes, Castel Coch. Also known as the Red Castle, this ancient building is claimed to be haunted by a woman named ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/05 (Very useful, 1820 readings)
About five miles west of Cardiff, (intersection 33, M4), first opened in 1948, lies The Welsh Folk Museum, in the quaint village of Saint Fagan's. Claimed to be one of the foremost open-air museums in Europe, it has fifty acres of Welsh cottages and other buildings that have literally been uprooted from their original site stone by stone and reconstructed in the grounds. Here, one can see how the Welsh used to live from the Middle Ages right up to the present day. Some of the cottages have only two rooms, one on the ground floor with beaten earth under foot, and a crude ladder leading to cramped sleeping quarters in the attic of a thatched roof. Many of these ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/06/02, updated on 28/06/02 (Very useful, 180 readings)
Probably the best way to start off this review is to actually say what St Fagans is. Well, it is a village about four miles north of Cardiff, which also lends its name to one of the National Museums of Wales - in this case, the Museum of Welsh Life. As I happened to be in Cardiff on a bit of a jaunt last week, I spent a day at this site (armed with my trusty dooyoo goggles of course!). The Museum of Welsh Life is the oldest open-air museum in Britain (having opened in 1948), and claims to be the most visited heritage attraction in Wales. Occupying an enormous 104 acre site in a wooded valley, it has an assorted collection of buildings (most of which were ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/05/01, updated on 26/05/01 (Very useful, 103 readings)
Once again open after foot and mouth St Fagan’s had to shut its doors during the last holidays, as it’s so popular. Opened in 1948 St Fagan’s has become one of Europe’s leading open museums. The museum shows how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the last five hundred years. The museum stands in the grounds of St Fagan’s Castle a late sixteenth Century Manor House. The parkland is stretched over one hundred acres and has thirty-two buildings which have come from various parts of Wales and been re-erected. The buildings include a school, chapel, a Victorian shop, Celtic village and several ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/07/00, updated on 30/03/01
The Museum Of Welsh Life is situated at St Fagans just outside Cardiff. This open air museum features centuries of Welsh tradition's, the different costumes, the culture and the indusrty are shown here. There are over 40 buildings at the museum, they have been brought stone-by-sone and re-built at the museum. You can visit a 2000 year old Celtic village, a 1980's miner's cottage, a pre-war grocery, a Victorian school room, a 1920's farm and they are planning on adding a 1940's prefab. The museum has a whole host of special events, for example, until the end of September, on Tuesdays and Fridays, there are traditional ... Read the complete review
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