St Fagans History Museum
St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff is one of Europe’s leading open air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction, St Fagans National History Museum has been open to the general public since 1 November 1948.
The museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and gardens, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth. Since 1948 over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland, among them houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen’s Institute. This is one of the museums in Wales where you can step back in time with a walk down a typical Welsh street through the ages. See how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. The re-erected buildings include farmhouses, a row of ironworkers’ cottages, a medieval church, a Victorian school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen’s Institute. The gardens at St Fagans national history museum are among the best in Wales. You will walk through elegant formal gardens of St Fagans castle or see the cottage gardens that provided food for working families. Native breeds of livestock can be seen in the fields and farmyards, and demonstrations of farming tasks take place daily.