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St Fagans National History Museum

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About St Fagans National History Museum

St Fagans National History Museum, also known as the Museum of Welsh Life (Amgueddfa Werin Cymru), is a unique open-air museum of the history of Wales.

This distinctive museum tells the story of Welsh history through re-erected historic buildings. In fact, the grounds of St Fagans National History Museum are home to over forty original buildings which have been re-erected there.

Ranging from Iron Age circular Celtic houses to the medieval St Teilo's Church to ironworker houses from the nineteenth century, walking through St Fagans National History Museum is like walking through a social, historical and architectural timeline.

What’s more, it is not just buildings which hark back to past times. Tools and items within these buildings paint an authentic picture of how they would once have been used and there are often tradesmen there practicing traditional activities and selling their wares. There are also several exhibits of artefacts and historic items.

St Fagans National History Museum is also located on the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house St Fagans Castle, which was built in the sixteenth century and refurbished in the nineteenth. The rooms in this castle have been restored to reflect its history.