St. Fagans National History Museum
Take a walk around Welsh History and enjoy a great day out at Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. St Fagans is an open air museum on the Western outskirts of Cardiff. The entrance is directly off the A4232 from Junction 33 of the M4 and is 20mins drive from Bryn-y-Ddafad. The magnificent Castle is actually a late 16C Manor House standing in 100 acres of beautiful countryside and was generously donated to the people of Wales in 1946 by the Earl of Plymouth. Since that time a variety of building of buildings from all over Wales has been removed stone by stone from their original sites and reconstructed in the grounds.
Today there are over 40 historic buildings including a school, a chapel, a row of miners’ cottages, a bakery and the latest exhibit to be rebuilt a medieval church. There are wonderful gardens and demonstrations of traditional crafts. See native breeds of livestock and large indoor galleries housing exhibitions of costume, daily life and farming implements.
Restaurant, tea rooms, coffee shop, and gift shop specialising in Welsh produce.
Entry is FREE, car park £3.50 all day