St. Fagans National History Museum is located four and a half miles east of Cardiff centre, and has been open to the public since 1948. St. Fagans Castle itself is a 16th century manor house given to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.
The 100 acres of parkland that surround St. Fagans are now home to 40 historic Welsh buildings that have been rebuilt in their original state. These include St. Teilo’s Church, which was originally constructed between 1100 and 1520 and was shifted to St. Fagans brick by brick.
The décor, furnishings and items of the traditional iron workers’ houses, which date from 1805 to 1985, demonstrate how the lives of workers in Merthyr Tydfil, one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, changed through the centuries.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of St. Fagans is that it is a truly “working” museum. Craftsmen demonstrate traditional crafts such as clog-making, fabric production and cooking traditional Welsh food. Even better than the chance to see these ancient skills being practised is the fact that you can purchase the results to take home as a souvenir.
Finish your journey back in time by visiting the photography studio and having a sepia photograph taken wearing period costume – an image of the past that you can take back to the present.
Situated in the suburbs, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Fagans and Museum of Welsh Life. Llandaff Cathedral is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Fagans and Museum of Welsh Life. Llandaff Cathedral is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
This family-friendly Cardiff hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans and Trelai Park. Victoria Park is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. Llandaff Cathedral is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
Situated in Cardiff, this guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Cardiff City Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cardiff University and Principality Stadium. Cardiff Castle and National Museum Wales are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Riverside, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swalec Stadium, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff University and Llandaff Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly Cardiff hotel is located in the suburbs, within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 6 mi (10 km).