St Fagans National Museum of History

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St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A walk around Wales – from Celtic times to the present day. St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Sue D
Taunton47 contributions
Some customer service training needed!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Prior to visit did not find the website very easy to navigate to find out about the museum, facilities etc. Visited on our way to stay with family in Cardiff. Lady on car park entrance very pleasant and welcoming as was the chap on the entrance desk. However, pretty disappointed that a good number of the buildings were shut so unable to go in - there was no information about this on website or as you entered to help manage expectations.
Those buildings that were open, there was really only 2 attendants who were interested and engaged. Lady in church was too busy chatting to another attendant about their social lives and ignored us, as did several others - one sat hunched up in a chair looking v bored and another scrolling through her phone. The provision shop was shut by about 3.00 - we would have gone in and probably purchased local produce, the whole place seemed to be shutting up at 4.00pm! We had thought we'd be there for about 2.5/3 hours but only lasted about 1.5 hours. Pretty disappointed and would have been more so if we'd travelled a long way specifically to visit.
Written 25 September 2021
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Billie M
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If you like cold over priced food eat here
Sep 2021 • Family
St fagans itself is a lovely place to visit and lots to see HOWEVER take a picnic! 4 adults 1 child decided to eat in the cafe and what a mistake! 3 sausages and chips 1 burger and 1 jacket potato came to £45 and all stone cold! Were not able to warm the food either absolutely disgusting what a RIP OFF ruined what should of been a lovely day
Written 23 September 2021
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Peter_S190822
Barnstaple, UK20 contributions
You could spend all day here
Sep 2021
I last visited here around 1969, and remembered some of the buildings. Now greatly enlarged and with a large modern building to house exhibitions. Some of the buildings were not open because of staff shortages and anti-Covid measures, but there's plenty here to make a visit fascinating.
I was impressed by the recreations of a medieval "palace" and church. There's a case for preserving buildings as they are, but the reconstructions give a vivid idea of what they were like in their heyday, which I think would impress non-historians (especially children) more than bare walls.
Written 18 September 2021
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Trip45377238052
1 contribution
Allow a whole day, and check it’s open before you travel
Sep 2021 • Couples
An amazing place to visit if you’re interested in historic buildings, and the way of life through the ages.
The “living” museum has many historic buildings, most of which have been rescued (moved) from their original locations.
The castle and gardens are fabulous, and very well kept, however, when we visited, many of the buildings were closed, and we weren’t able to view inside!
The whole site could do with some TLC, as much of the woodland and grasses areas are overgrown with brambles and weeds!
Entry is free of charge, but donation pots are dotted around (presumably to help with the upkeep?)
I would love to go back again, but in the hope that the museum is open to its full potential, which would make for a very packed day!
Written 17 September 2021
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Emma T
North Yorkshire, UK28 contributions
You will need the whole day!
Sep 2021
The outdoor exhibits are what make this place really special. A lot of care has gone into reconstructing buildings from Wales' past, right up to the 20th century. The range of building types and the way they are fitted together is just fab - I especially liked the range of shops (real shops selling stuff!) and the terrace alongside, but also loved Llys Llewellyn, the medieval court, and hope the museum will expand the range of buildings here. Sensible shoes and a bottle of water were required; it was great that there were plenty of places to stop and re-fuel. A full day is needed if you don't live locally and can't re-visit easily. There is so much to see and we didn't make it to the area around the Castle. The only negatives were that some of the guides were not very confidant in their knowledge of the sites; we also found it hard to find out from the guide books what the exact history of the place itself was. However, it is an amazing place with a very well presented collections of buildings.
Written 14 September 2021
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Cookiescot
Halesowen, UK564 contributions
Loved our visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited here whilst visiting our daughter. Fascinating outdoor museum which is free to go in, but we had to book our parking slot £6. Interesting buildings and shops, had fish and chips from the shop on site. Lots of walking and we didn't cover everything in one day. Will return.
Written 13 September 2021
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Elisabeth
Beaconsfield, UK14 contributions
Very interesting- bring sensible shoes!
Aug 2021
This is a really great place to spend a day out delving into the history of Welsh architecture and culture. Sadly we only left two hours to go round the whole site, which was enough for the historical buildings and some of the castle grounds. Next time I would probably add another hour or perhaps more. A really enjoyable experience.
Written 9 September 2021
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Tigi_Higgins
Mendip Hills Somerset719 contributions
Interesting site with so much to see
Aug 2021
For us the highlight was probably seeing a Round House in full operation. The cottages over the decades were interesting too
Written 6 September 2021
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Jackie
Peterborough, UK2 contributions
A great day out with the dogs. Highly recommend.
Sep 2021 • Couples
A full day out enjoying the place with our 2 dogs. Well organised, easy to book and great to visit. We enjoyed the exhibitions and displays. A great day out. Highly recommend.
Written 6 September 2021
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john d
Saundersfoot, UK203 contributions
Reliving a school trip memory
Sep 2021
Did not realise booking must be made on line to get a ticket.The young lady on ticket collection was very helpful and phoned through to the main desk and we were allowed in.Entry is free,but car parking is chargeable,it’s free with a blue badge.
Last visited about 70 years ago on a school trip.
The site is spread over quite a large area and includes a lot of walking from one exhibit to the next.The buildings have been transported from their original sites and reconstructed exactly as they would have been many years ago.
Inside the main building there are a host of artefacts from old coffee machine to fish fryer to fashion,well worth a visit.
There is a large restaurant on site serving hot and cold food.
Written 6 September 2021
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