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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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Its a must no matter how old you are u must visit

Love this place, fun for everyone. My daughter is 4 and very hyeractive, this place allowed her to release some of her energy. Very friendly staff specially a man with the surname... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Love this place, fun for everyone. My daughter is 4 and very hyeractive, this place allowed her to release some of her energy. Very friendly staff specially a man with the surname fisher who took the time to talk to my daughter and inform them of the history and even though shes four she was engrossed in his information about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have visited St Fagans for many years from when i was a child to know being 50ish. I have taken my family a few times in the past and this weekend revisited with just my wife. The place is amazing and i never tire from visiting this attraction. We like to give it a full day so we can... More 

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this place more each time. Been twice with adults and looked at things from memory lane. This time with my young grandchildren enjoying the adorable lambs and all the nooks and crannies children love to explore. Thrilled by the Welsh convictions; This ancient heritage of all who live in these islands, so brutally threatened within living memory. Grateful thanks... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We have visited St Fagans for many years, and seen it develop as more and more is added. To be able to look at the old houses, shops, church etc is really interesting, and well worth a visit, or 2, or 3. We have been at different times of the year and for special events they hold. Always have a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've been visiting St Fagans for more than thirty years, I dont know why ive never reviewed It before. We usually visits when seeing local family, it's a great place to visit, wander round the grounds check out old Welsh buildings from all over Wales and have a cuppa and a bit of Bara brith. So educational we often see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

The must place to visit when in Cardiff if you wish to take a step back in time and experience how people lived many years ago give yourself a full day as you will not see half of the exhibits in a short tour, also visit the main house and gardens if time allows

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were told about this from our waitress in the hotel. We had never heard of it, but we decided to go. What a gem of a place! Lots of cottages from time gone by have been relocated here to form a sort of 'living' museum. Ancient farmhouses (used in Poldark!), a small street of terraced cottages (fascinating! reminded of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place and we visit regularly as we live close by but the cafe/tearoom staff need a course in customer service. We got ourselves a table in the gwalia cafe only to be roundly informed by the waiting staff. We are a family of 2 adults, a teenager and a toddler who is full of beans so keeping a spirited... More 

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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have known this museum since I was 10 and am now 71. The museum has grown over the years and has many fascinating reconstructed properties. I was surprised on this visit to find many of the individual guides in each cottage silent and uncommunicative. A few gave the impression of surliness. Only a few staff gave a friendly welcome... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited again this weekend with my three year old son. Some remodelling taking place but didn't impact our visit. Really enjoyed the small fair and got photographs dressed as Victorians. Disappointed to see work hasn't started to rebuild the Vulcan public house yet but still lots to see and do, including baby lambs born this morning. Would definitely recommend.

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