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St Fagans National Museum of History (Welsh: Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru), commonly referred to as St Fagans after the village where it is located, is an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
What an utterly amazing place. Plan on a full day. Reconstructed structures from all across Wales. Amazing staff are there to explain what you are seeing. Clearly dedicated folks. There is a Bus from town.
What a fantastic place to visit. It just keeps on growing. Love the variety of buildings there. Always new ones being added. Great play facilities for the children and keeps them occupied for ages. Love the addition of the sweet shop and the bakery. The scones with jam and butter were delicious and to smell the baking bread was so lovely. The addition of the go ape style play is good. Loved wandering around the castle and finding the beautiful peaceful Italian gardens. This place really is a credit to those that look after it. And the best bit is it's free but I urge people to make a donation.
A great place to visit. The houses are all in period & range over 100's of years. A staff member is positioned in each building & are very knowledgeable. St Teilos church is beautiful & definitely worth looking at. There are plenty of places to have coffee or lunch at reasonable prices. My only criticism would be that the staff members should be in period costume
Perfect place for a family trip. We were there on a rainy day, but it was really worth it. It was the first time I have seen something like this, the idea of putting buildings from different time periods to show the development of a nation is great. There is no entry fee to the museum, which I found strange, but didn't complain :). There are few little shops selling souvenirs and they are furnished like it would decades ago (that was very interesting).
Essential place to visit if you're visiting Cardiff. The park is absolutely stunning with some fantastic gardens and wonderfully reconstructed buildings. I highly recommend the bakery. I actually grew up going to this museum frequently and I have nothing but positive memories of the place
Brilliant day out to step back in time! Lots to do for all the family, often have events going on whilst your there. Suitable for all ages. Lots of renovations have taken place over the years, there's now a new welcome building, new cafe and a high ropes course for children. Along with the houses it's lovely to go and visit the st fagans manor house under the bridge to sit in the gardens and have a picnic. Wonderful day out.
St Fagans as a national museum is free to enter and is easily accessible by car. The main restaurant is a bit limited but is reasonable quality and good value. The site is well laid out with the best collection of typical Welsh buildings you are ever likely to see. Loads for kids to do and lots of open space to enjoy. A great day out especially if it's dry and sunny.
What a fabulous place. Didn't think anything when I saw it was a Welsh history museum but it is certainly more than that. Fantastic value for money considering you only pay parking. My daughter loved exploring all the building and spent the entire day. The only downside is the food. This would have been 5 stars hadn't not been for a soggy, undercooked rarebit that was £5 for 1 piece of bread! The prices are extortionate!
Such a wonderful experience and admiration too them all for keeping this historic site and the history of Wales still going, the grounds are beautifully kept and the people who work there do a excellent job. The grounds are like something from a picture post card, they are simply stunning. The restaurant is very clean and well laid out. There is so much space and items to keep the kids interested. It was fun to see kids running around freely making the most of it. Also great to take dogs on lead there. I know there are quite a few theme park and alike places around, but I think this is one of the oldest to be around and start. It's is also reassuring to see the growth and extensions being implemented without losing the real history and beauty of this gorgeous site. On a sunny day close your eyes and you could be where ever your heart and soul desires.
A lovely family day out great facilities and even though we visit regularly there is always something new to see. It's free entry but the cafe and extras or very pricey 1 black coffee and one sandwich costing £8.60 so if your on a budget take a picnic , there are plenty of picnic tables dotted around and lovely spots to sit. It's a lot of walking but there is wheelchair access to most of the museum . Highly recommend, especially in good weather
Really amazing to see the old buildings. Though I only walked through the park without visiting the restaurant I did fully enjoy myself. Worth walking through even if it was just for the great scenery. The park is build in a great location to just go for a walk
Next visit I will make sure I spend a day there. Loved the old stone cottages. The smell of the real lit coal fire as you enter the door, brought back memories of my Gran. Great play areas for children young and older. The olde world shops as they would have been, selling jams, pickles Welsh cakes and lots more, sweets from sweet jars hand made chocolate novelties, well worth a visit. I will be back. Free to go in, they make some profit from shops and cafes to help cover running costs. Big car park disable friendly.
A fabulous place! Buy bread from an artisan baker, see a medieval church, visit a row of cottages & see how they developed over the years. Then there's the blacksmith, the Victorian chapel, the farm, the castle..... It's a fantastic day out for just £5 car park fee. The bus stops right outside the entrance (32A, I think) & there's a good service. There's a cafe & gift shop, plenty of toilets, it's all accessible & staff are friendly & knowledgeable. Please give a donation if you can; it's really well worth it. I've been there loads of times over the years & I still haven't seen it all - it keeps evolving. I understand they are reconstructing one of Cardiff's famous tiled pubs at the moment. When it is finished the brewery will be opening it as a proper old pub (I don't suppose the prices will be in old money though!) It's a really great museum. Go there, you'll love it!
Wonderful person lace to spend the day. With or without kids. Plenty to see, do and interact with. You always find something new to explore. Cafe is good and there is ample parking. Entance is free but parking is 5 pounds and it takes coins !!!!
Wonderful place. Full of history and so scenic. Can spend whole day there so much to see. Took my children there when they were younger and we are still going now they are grown and have there own children. It never gets old
Exciting day out for grown ups and children alike to take a walk through history and experience life through the ages in Wales whilst enjoying fresh bread and hard boiled sweets. The gardens are fabulous, you can have afternoon tea in the tearooms above the shop or a meal in the restaurant. All you pay for is parking (£5) most machines take coins, 1 takes card payments and if it's broken (which it was the day we visited) the lovely staff at the help desk in the main building are happy to oblige you. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
An amazing living museum of Welsh history. Property throughout Wales destined for destruction is slowly and painstakingly taken down brick by brick and rebuilt here. An altogether incredible history, with baker, funfair, ironmonger, church amongst others. The high rope adventure park looks outstanding but sadly isn't open yet. Wearing Wellington boots is perhaps wise. Although free to get in there is a suggested donation of £5, which is well worth the money, but what isn't is the extortionate price of food. Bringing a picnic might be more sensible. All in all a great day out for all the family. Incidentally, a Cardiff pub is due to be built here in the next couple of years.
A superb museum which is constantly evolving. The museum is free but the car park is £5. Well worth it. Fine Manor house, stunning gardens and historic buildings brought from all over Wales and reassembled. Love the Real fires in the cottages.
A fabulous museum that shows you Wales through the ages. A perfect day come rain or shine.... It gets very busy high season but with such a beautiful large setting you won't be so annoyed by the myriads of folk. All you have to pay is a fiver to park. Bargain of the century! Go. Enjoy and love.
The smell of the smoke from the fires in the cottages and the ever so informative guides are just great. Loads of info and you can walk around all day, picnic in many places or eat and drink at the couple of cafes there and the staff are very helpful. Also the gardens and flowing ponds below the castle are a joy. Only five pounds to park and free entry it's a great day out for the family.
Amazing. I liked this museum very much. I had initially assumed that it would be just one small building but it turned out to be an entire estate. There were two cafes but only one accepted card. The staff were very nice, helpful and informative. A gardener told me that the museum has been open for 70 years!
I've been loads of times, best memories are going there with school and experiencing the school classroom. Still an interesting day out, I just wish there was more life there. Plenty of staff around, but they seem to just sit around until they're asked a question, some more engagement from them would really help the experience. Some more interactive elements would be good, like workshops where you have to do things the way they used to: washing clothes, blowing glass, pavement games, making bread etc. So, a good day out, but it could be brilliant with a bit more engagement