St Fagans National History Museum (Cardiff) Reviews
Description:Cardiff / CF5 6XB / Tel: 029 2057 3500 / Free entry / open 10am–5pm daily / St Fagans opened on 1 July 1948. Since ... more
St Fagans National History Museum (Cardiff) ... then, it has established itself as one of Europe's foremost open air museums and become Wales's most popular heritage attraction. The Museum shows how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the last five hundred years, and over the past fifty years it has inspired generations of visitors with its exploration of Welsh history and tradition. The Museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house generously donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.
Newest Review: ... somewhat subdued paintings in churches. When I was there the guide was able to describe seeing this church in its original location. The Houses of the Workers: The museum has even reconstructed a street through the ages. You can pop into each house to see how the generations lived over a period of one hundred and eighty years, up until 1970. See how the furniture changes over time ... more
Customer St Fagans National History Museum (Cardiff) Reviews (7)
by - written on 24/05/13, updated on 22/10/13 (Very useful, 152 readings)
Magnificent Freebie Alert: This has to be amongst my favourite museums ever and it is free. Did you note that magic word? It's free. A whole fun, informative, day out for free! St Fagans National History Museum is a must if you are ever in the vicinity of Cardiff in South Wales. There is one thing though - do not go in bad weather. There is a fair weather attraction because on wet, cold, and windy days, even the word 'free' isn't going to convince me to go. Welsh Living History: Now that you know you can have a day out with family, friends or on your own for free, FREE, you probably want to know what this museum is about. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/05/13 (Very useful, 28 readings)
I have to admit that the St Fagans National History Museum is an absolute favourite of mine to go and visit. Having visited regularly since I was a child I can definitely recommend it for all of the family. What's more, there is always something new to see so no two visits are the same. ARRIVING: The museum is located about 4 miles outside of Cardiff city centre, on Cardiff Road. It's within quite a rural looking area, which really helps to get you in the right mood. I've always driven and it's an easy enough place to find. The car park is always busy but there are a lot of spaces so you should be fine whatever time of year you go. Although the museum is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/04/12 (Very useful, 68 readings)
The St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff is a large open-air attraction, designed and put together to educate visitors about Welsh history. We found it while having a short break to South Wales with two of our children, only spotting it after driving along the motorway in search of something to do that we'd all enjoy. After parking the car we followed the 'entrance' signs which took us through a large building; this building houses a restaurant, gift shop and the beginning of your Welsh experience in the form of decorative pieces along the walls, plus a few select statuettes displayed en route to the main area of the museum. Before you leave this ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/05/10, updated on 02/11/11 (Very useful, 283 readings)
In this review I am looking at St Fagans National History Museum - a totally fantastic day out for all the family. As I used to live only 3 miles from the museum, this is where my husband and I used to spend a considerable amount of our time, as there's so much to see and learn. WHAT IS ST FAGANS NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM? It is a late 16th century castle with 100 acres of grounds. The castle and 18 acres of the land were donated to the people of Wales by Lord Robert-Windsor, the Earl of Plymouth in 1946. St Fagans National History Museum portrays the life and culture of Wales and is a museum with a difference as it's open air. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/03/10 (Very useful, 76 readings)
One place that never fails to impress both myself and my family is St Fagans national history museum. It is both an intresting and fun day out for all the family. We often go here for the afternoon, as we all love the general ambience of the place. I am proud to say that this open air museum is situated in Cardiff. which is only a 20 minute drive from my home. This museum which is a tribute to Wales and its heritage. Was first opened in 1948. However many attractions have been added over the years in order to make it the vast, impressive museum it is today. The museum used to charge entry fees, but now it is free to visitors, which considering its vast grounds ... Read the complete review
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