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St. Fagans: National History Museum

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Address: St Fagans | Cardiff, Cardiff CF5 6XB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2057 3500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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A large, living museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history:...

A large, living museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history: fun, interactive exhibits make this a popular family destination.

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Interesting venue to visit

Fantastic place to see all ages of living places and lots going on there. Entrance is free but you have to pay for parking your car. Nice grounds for children to play in too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hilda W
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Caerphilly
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Caerphilly
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to see all ages of living places and lots going on there. Entrance is free but you have to pay for parking your car. Nice grounds for children to play in too.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's great place to go, you have the little shop that sells freshly baked bread and a variety of old style sweets, they have a place where you can get old style photos, old houses to look through, animals, a beautiful garden area, I could write a list as long as my arm but it's a fab place to take... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see place in Wales. No matter how tired you are or how little time you've got...this is a main attraction in Wales. Very friendly staff will provide you with stories and welcoming smile. I really enjoyed the visit...we definitely will go back there when the caste will be open for visitors..hopefully soon.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of interesting old cottages to see. Beautiful grounds. Love the row of terraced houses decorated in different years. Good cafe. Sells great bread from their bakery from flour milled at the museum, honey,sweets etc, in shop dated back in time. Have to be quite fit to walk around all the cottages and grounds. Great place for old and young.... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic place to encounter welsh history. Set in beautiful natural surroundings, you are able to wander around and get an insight into welsh life. There are many guides available to answer any questions and there are working areas that you can actually buy from. Free entry makes it a fabulous day out for anyone at any time... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is run by volunteers, free to enter with a £5 charge for parking and dog friendly. Be prepared to walk as these old houses / buildings are spread out. The leaflet says alow a minimum of 2 hours, half a day to explore, We were there for 3 1/2 hours walking and exploring and still had a couple... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it myself but my patient really struggled with the walking and the hills a few more beaches would of been ideal otherwise a lovely place

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Fuengirola, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit for all ages. Nice place to see bit of Welsh history. Been several times years ago, nice to revisit.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting recreation of various buildings from times past, including a traditional terrace with each dwelling set up from a different time, and a prefab.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have read some of the trip advisors for St Fagans, honestly £5 for parking is real value for money, we arrived around 1030ish and we had a relaxing 2-3 hours walking around the site, upto the castle (which was closed , but we knew about that as we looked on the web before going), we went are over the site... More 

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