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St. Fagans: National History Museum

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Address: St Fagans | Cardiff, Cardiff CF5 6XB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2057 3500
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Description: A large, living museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history...
A large, living museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history: fun, interactive exhibits make this a popular family destination.
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Great day out worth the parking only fee. Shame about the weather but a great day out and so interesting for all . The big house too was a great visit grounds were great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We've been here a number of times, with the first time I visited being as a home-sick 10 year old on a school residential. This suggests the place has a lot to offer and, indeed, normally it has. This time, however, it had more resemblance to a building site. The car park was the first hurdle, apart from the extortionate... More 

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Ellon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great day out worth the parking only fee. Shame about the weather but a great day out and so interesting for all . The big house too was a great visit grounds were great.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

having entered the museum from St Fagans village we not only enjoyed the Mansion house and gardens as an extra bonus!! If you like walking and being on your feet both sections are a must! could go back again and again but a glorious sunny day certainally helps!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Cardiff for the past year and I've been here 3 times. It's great to have a look round at the old buildings, grab a cream tea from the cafe and sit on the green and get an ice cream. Each time I've been there I've wanted to get a loaf of bread from the bakers, but they... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived to find that only the outside exhibits were available as all of the galleeries are being upgraded at once. It was pouring with rain, underfoot was puddled, and although the staff were very knowledgable and helpful it was a dismal experience. However, I would say that if the weather was dry it wold be very interesting.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This wonderfully set out museum gives an amazing insight into how people have lived in Wales throughout history. The buildings are all authentic and have been move to the sight and restored to show what they were like in the past. You need a whole day to do justice to this place.

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Coulsdon, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited St Fagans as my son and his wife had chosen it as the venue for their wedding. I didn't really know what to expect when we arrived one rainy midweek morning to meet with the wedding planning team. My husband and I completely fell in love with the place within half an hour of being there! The park... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great museum to visit that only cost a car park change of £4. Great gardens, educational, interesting and a fact finding experience that my teenagers throughly enjoyed- a must that caters for all from tots to pensioners!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Must visit if you are in Wales. It is free, except parking,£4, but it is small price to pay. Better come in the morning,as by 12 o'clock get busy and is problematic to park on the sunny day. Long, interesting walk. The history becoming alive.....

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A nice day out with family. Well maintained and have a lot to do with the kids, have period houses, farm animals, shops, etc. Free entry but need to pay for parking.

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