St Fagans National Museum of History

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Explore the stories of the people of Wales and take a walk through history at one of Europe's leading open-air museums.

The Museum stands in the grounds of St Fagans Castle and gardens, a late 16th century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth in 1948.

There are over 50 historic buildings from all over Wales have been re-built at the Museum including a Victorian school, a medieval church and a Workmen’s Institute.

Visit Llys Llywelyn – a medieval prince’s hall, see the Victorian school or pick up some Welsh food from 1920s Gwalia Stores.
Visit the animals on Llwyn-yr-eos Farm or call in to see our craftspeople at work in the smithy, the clogmaker’s workshop and the corn and woollen mills.

Don't just visit history, be part of it!

Get hands on with history in our three new galleries
Join in the conversation in our Wales Is…gallery, or draw inspiration from the traditional crafts in Gweithdy before having a go at making.

Explore the story of Wales at St Fagans, to shape it and share it with others.

Visitor information & facilities:
– Admission is free
– Car parking £5. Free disabled parking
– Disabled toilet and Changing Places facilities
– Free wheelchair hire available on request
– Dog friendly (only assistance dogs are allowed in the historic buildings)
– Baby-changing facilities
– For conservation reasons, pushchairs and prams cannot be taken into the historic buildings
– Please allow at least 3 hours for your visit
– Play area for children
– Y Gegin restaurant, Gwalia tea room and Gweithdy café offer food and drinks

Open daily: 10am-5pm
Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Please check with the Museum before making a special journey

St Fagans Gardens

The gardens at St. Fagans are perhaps one of Wales’s best-kept secrets. From the formal gardens of St. Fagans Castle, to the cottage gardens that provided food for working families.
Each garden has its own story to tell.

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Guide Prices

£5.00 Car Parking. No charge for disabled badge holders, motorbikes or coaches.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Museum is signposted from junction 33 of the M4 motorway (follow signs for the Museum of Welsh Life), with direct access from the A4232. For sat nav purposes use the postcode CF5 6XB.

Accessible by Public Transport: Cardiff Central station is 5 miles away.

St Fagans National Museum of History

Type:Museum

St Fagans, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

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Tel0300 111 2333

Opening Times

* Open daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (open Bank Holiday Mondays).
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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