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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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My daughter and I had a very good day out, in fact it was Soo big we didn't even finish it. Loads to see, in lovely grounds. I really enjoyed the school house , where the member... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I had a very good day out, in fact it was Soo big we didn't even finish it. Loads to see, in lovely grounds. I really enjoyed the school house , where the member of staff there was exceptionally informative and had great enthusiasm, especially in comparison to many other staff members who almost couldn't be bothered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Museum of Welsh Life in St. Fagans (near Cardiff) is free! With great attention to detail you are given a sense of the culture of the country throughout time. There are friendly folk in most of the exhibition buildings to explain and inform. Take your time and take LOTS of photos. There is so much to see. - The... More 

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

First visit in years was met by huge amounts of construction work going on and exhibits closed. Only took a couple of hours to go around what used to be a mornings worth! Bakery was open, thank goodness, and bread still hot from the over, yum. Sweet shop didnt have half as many old fashioned sweets as I remember. Theres... More 

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This free entry museum has everything you need for a day out, plenty of buildings to look in and ask questions about, plenty of places to eat or take a picnic, plenty of toilets dotted around, and a stately home to look around in too. So much for children to see and so much for all ages, we have visited... More 

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Harlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Just a bus ride from the centre bus station. Free entry to this museum. Suit every age group. Children see back in history and pensioners can remember it !! Very interesting seeing the old cottages. shops, school etc. See the website for more info and pictures. Cafe very good. We ate Welsh Cawl and homemade bread.

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Tahlequah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was the place recommended to us by locals in St. David's, so we thought it worth a stop. We could have spent the whole day there enjoying the history and the site.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Take the family, interesting great history and stop for a coffee and snack or buy a friend a gift. lovely atmosphere and location. Dedicated staff the castle was lovely pity they didnt accomodate B+B

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A superb museum with plenty to see. Kept us occupied all day. Impressive attention to historical detail. We gained a lot of knowledge and could empathise with those who lived in times past. Loved it but..... There is a lot of construction work happening and some of the places we wanted to see were closed. When we telephoned we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit even if the weather is not great as there are many houses to shelter you. They are rebuilding the visitor centre and when finished it will have lots more to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely place but unfortunately due to building works there was quite a lot of noise and some of the areas were out of bounds. Unfortunately the staff during our visit were fairly rude and unhelpful even when we had questions, which led to a slightly unwelcoming environment.

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