St Fagans National History Museum

Price guide: Free

St Fagans, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

Price guide: Free

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By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

#9 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Art, Design and architecture, Education, Escaping the crowds, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of St Fagans National History Museum

Take a Welsh walk through the ages.

Ever wanted to know how Welsh people lived in the Iron Age? Or what tools they used to live? How would you like to see a medieval church, one that’s been painstaking moved brick by brick from Swansea to St Fagans to live on in posterity? Or maybe you’d like mooch through time as you visit six houses that depict traditional homes and gardens between 1805 to 1985?

I’ve been visiting St Fagans since I was a kid and I’ve never tired of it. Immersive history with authenticity and added animals, art and woodland, it’s a fine outing for couples and families alike. Apparently it's the second most visited open air museum in Europe!

Price advice: 

Like all museums in Wales, it’s free!

Expert tips: 
Don’t overlook the Oriel 1 exhibition. A completely interactive exploration into mankind’s development, it’s an attraction in itself.
They’ve got more undercover areas these days but take a umbrella just in case wet weather strikes.

More information on St Fagans National History Museum :

Price guide:
Art gallery, Museum, Park / garden
St Fagans, Cardiff, CF5 6XB
+44 29 20573500
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Open 10am-5pm daily.

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