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“What a great experience”

St Fagans National Museum of History
Ranked #1 of 160 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A large, living open-air museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history: fun, interactive exhibits make this a popular family destination.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Marple
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a great experience”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This is probably the best museum I have visited. The range of buildings from all over Wales and from the different centuries/ages is great. You have an oppertunity to peek into the social history of this great country and see crafts and skills being exercised. It is worth going there for the walk in the park or just to visit the big house but as an experience it is fantastic.
On top of this it is FREE yes FREE you only pay a few pounds for the car parking and have a trip that will give you pleasure for more than a full day.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A trip thru time..only 20 minutes away”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

When I asked several locals where I should go if I had only one day to see something different, they all said the same thing. St. Fagans National History Museum. Only a short, easy 20 minute bus trip from Cardiff City Centre.

St Fagans is a trip thru time. Even if you are not THAT interested in history ( I am not, for the record) it is still a beautiful place to spend a day or, at the very least, a pleasant afternoon. The grounds are gorgeous and there is enough history for those who like that sort of thing. I went in the Fall..and I can't wait to go back in the Spring, when all the flowers and trees are in full bloom.

Visited November 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A very nice spot with lots to see.”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We have visited St Fagans a few times often with grandkids in tow. The museum is easy to find with good parking. The entrance is very good with staff on hand to help if needed. The museum is laid out as a large village with excellent exhibits taken from around Wales. The relocated buildings are superb and often have staff on hand in contemporary dress who can help with the local history. There are food outlets around the museum but if the weather is nice then take a picnic. There are plenty of spots to enjoy al fresco eating. The "tractor" trains are very popular with the grandkids and grandparents alike. St Fagans has something to offer whatever the season.

Visited September 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“St Fagans”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a lovely place to spend a day.Lots of interest and lots to see and do.Set in about 200 acres of land where so much time and effort and carefull consideration has been put in to make St. Fagans a must for all ages.

Visited September 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic !!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We love this place, It doesn't matter what season, it is well worth a visit. Plenty to see, lovely day ou . Take a picnic!

Visited June 2013
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