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St. Fagans: National History Museum

Cardiff CF5 6XB, Wales (Creigiau - St. Fagans)
029 2057 3500
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Ranked #1 of 78 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The National History Museum, St Fagans, still commonly referred to by its former title 'The Museum of Welsh Life', this is a fantastic 100 acre park... more »
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wanting to know more about our Welsh roots, 7 family members met at St Fagans and had a marvellour day. The gardens were beautiful with many historical displays eg the early miners housing brought from other areas for preservation. The biggest shock was IT'S FREE ENTRY. It's a 'must do' for anyone with Welsh roots or just interested in the... More

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Par, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely day looking around, to see how the houses changed over the years one of the houses reminded me of the house I grew up in Cornwall with having the bath at the end of the kitchen !!. The weather today was changeable but plenty of places to shelter. It was even better when you only have to... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

An open air museum which is free to enter; but you will need to pay for car parking. Many different buildings to see including the terraced houses which are decorated in different time periods showing how people's lifestyles changed. Nice for a wander around, and you can take dogs on leads around the grounds. There is a stunning church which... More

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tonypandy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

it has some great old buildings etc to explore. Take a ride on the little train while there. Visit the bakery and have some bara brith with butter on. Do not eat in the restaurant, either take your own food or go to the tea shop opposite the bakery upstairs, they serve tasty cakes. It takes a lot of walking... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A nice day out for the cost of parking. Interesting peek through history. Play parks for children. Miniature fairground and train rides (small charge). Currently under renovation in the main entrance building, so some of the exhibits unavailable but still a worthwhile trip.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Met up with close friends for a day out. Lots of parking but was busy so were concerned it might be crowded inside. In fact the museum is so big it was fine, no queues. We were with a friend who was in an electric wheelchair and the parking and general access was pretty good. The buildings are very interesting... More

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Well laid out, easy to walk at your own pace, many benches and rest areas to enjoy the gardens at your leisure. The extensive gardens were beautiful and gave me several ideas to try at home. Being able to see how a household was run in the proper time and place really made history come alive. The people at the... More

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Wookey, Wells, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went there as a family day out, apart from the parking fee of £3.50 its FREE to get in and look around, alot to see and good to learn about the Welsh history, there are alot of places to sit down and have a picnic, there is a nice selection of places to grab a hot drink. Good area for... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful free day out (you just pay £3.50 to park) this place was huge! We spent around 3 1/2 hours just looking around (without any breaks for eating or anything) There is so much to see! I particularly loved the timeline street showing the change in houses over eras and also the castle was amazing! Try and go on... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We love history and this is the perfect place for it!!!!! Well kept and looked after, really expresses Welsh culture!

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