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St. Fagans: National History Museum

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Address: Cardiff CF5 6XB, Wales
Phone Number: 029 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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Well worth it!!!

We have been here a number of times now, with my husband and son and also friends with young children. Free which is always a bonus. Lovely to walk around and take in the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We have been here a number of times now, with my husband and son and also friends with young children. Free which is always a bonus. Lovely to walk around and take in the history of the buildings, although cannot take a buggy into the heritage buildings. And also finding and learning more about Welsh history!! But not a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

very good for everyone for walking and things to see lots of old houses and a old street there is a lot of history at st fagans

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Cardiff
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visiting Cardiff don't miss this gem of a place a short bus ride to get there or park for a small fee, enjoy fresh Welsh cakes MMM! see how it used to be. If you like history and looking for a simple way to educate your children nothing better than hands on visiting this site over 150 years of history... More 

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Cardiff UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pack a picnic on a nice sunny day, For a walk in our Welsh Ancestors Foot steps, This is a full days experience, for children & Adults road Train' Children's Adventure Playground Refreshments available ! Lovely day out you will wan to return :)

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Cardiff
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Visited with my 10 year old daughter half term. Despite having been several times before there always seems to be something new to see. Staff very helpful and interesting to see the blacksmith at work. Bakery always worth a visit - bara brith very good.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Top class attraction on the outskirts of Wales and completely free to visit (£3.50 if you're travelling by car). Beautifully reconstructed buildings relocated from across Wales giving a fabulous insight to living across the ages. Particularly loved the little row of terrace cottages showing the changing fashions of the 20th century decades. Brilliant for young and the old. Don't wait.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Unfortunatley I visited on a rainy day so couldn't see it in all it's glory yet its still a great place to visit with people around the site offering factual talks on the history of each building!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We live fairly locally to The Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans. Unless things have changed, entry is free, so offers excellent value. If you go, plan for a whole day, there is plenty to see. Take a picnic, if you buy "food" on sight, it's a bit expensive and doesn't do any better than British Rail "buffet", nor a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

All praise to the Welsh Assembly Government for supporting this wonderful resource and keeping it free to the public since 2001. A sign of a truly civilised nation, the acres of land dedicated to the heritage and culture of Wales offer a uniquely enjoyable way to discover and appreciate Welsh history and tradition. Even on a cold February afternoon St... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, pay for the carpark and then entery is free. Lots to see for all the family. Go on a Sunday and support the Welsh farmers market that's there. Don't miss this.

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