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National history Museum

St Fagans National History Museum opened in 1948, It shows how people worked , lived and spent their leisure.
The museum stands in large grounds in St Fagans castle, a 16 century manor house. There are indoor galleries with agricultural implements and costumes among other things.The 40 + original buildings have been moved from their original sites from all over Wales.
Car parks are 2.50 GBP per vehicle but entry to the museum is free.
There is a large shop with Welsh goods and tat on sale, and nearby stalls selling pancakes, gifts etc. There are tea rooms and picnic places, and the bakery sells traditional bread and baked goods as well as sweets.
Access for the disabled is provided where possible.
for more information see www.museumwales.ac.uk
Entry from 10 am to 5 pm, free.

Gwalia Stores

This shop from Ogmore Vale, Bridgend was built in 1880, and was erected at St Fagans as it would have been in the 1920s. Part is now a tea room.

Many more things can be seen at St Fagans than we were able to visit, some modern.
The Workmen's Institute was built in 1916 and comes from Oakdale, Caerphilly. The building would have been the focus of village social and cultural life.
When we visited there was an exhibition of woodworking, with craftsmwn showing various artistic products and actually working on carving owls, lovespoons and other objects.

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  • Pros:most informative and a great day out
  • Last visit to Saint Fagans: May 2008
  • Intro Updated Feb 3, 2013
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  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Sounds like a fascinating place, with lots to see and do. Glad you and the children enjoyed it.

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