St Fagans: National History Museum

St Fagans: National History Museum
St Fagans
Cardiff
Vale of Glamorgan
CF5 6XB
Wales

Website

www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans

E-mail

post@museumwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(029) 2057 3500

Fax

(029) 2057 3490

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One of Europe's biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Here you will find centuries of Welsh social history gathered together in 100 acres of beautiful countryside.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Daily 10.00-17.00

Closed: 24-26 December, 1 January

Admission charges

Free Admission

Additional info

See website for details

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Social History, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Highlights include St Fagans Castle, with its exquisitely restored rose garden, the Rhyd-y-car ironworkers' houses, each one furnished from a different period in history, and the 1950'5 pre-fab, the most recent addition to the site.
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Spuds

Ask the Gardener: Planting Potatoes

  • 18 — 19 April 2014 2-3pm *on now

This will take place at Rhyd-y-Car cottages on the 18th April and at Kennixton Garden on the 19th April as part of the Easter weekend.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Asparagus

Ask the Gardener: Spring in the Veg Patch

  • 20 April 2014 2-3pm

Drop into Kennixton Garden to find out what seeds are being sown in the veg patch this year.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

photograph of onions growing

Grow Now, Eat Later

  • 22 April 2014 11am-4pm

Pick up some tips on how to grow fruit and veg this summer. Take home some seeds to grow in the garden. This activity will run from 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

parsley

Tudor Herbs and Hygiene

  • 22 — 23 April 2014 11am-4pm

Help our Tudor herbalist concoct Tudor pomanders, washballs and sweetbags. This activity will run at 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Perennial Landscape

Ask the Gardener: How to Stake Perennials

  • 8 May 2014 2-3pm

Come along the herbaceous borders around the Bowling Green to find out how to stake perennials.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?view=glance&site=stfagans

Water tap

Who’s Behind the Door?

  • 10 — 11 May 2014 11am-4pm

Running water, flushing toilets, electricity and heating. See how the lady of the house's life was transformed in a post-war Prefab. This drop in activity will run from 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

photograph of two yellow rosebuds

Ask the Gardener: Learn How to Deadhead Roses

  • 11 May 2014 2-3pm

Come and join us for the opportunity to learn how to deadhead roses in the Rosery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Germinating tomatos

Ask The Gardener: Pricking out plants

  • 21 May 2014 2-3pm

Come along to the Flower House in the Castle Gardens to find out how to prick out seedlings.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Rose

Ask the Gardener: Spring Care of Roses

  • 22 May 2014 2-3pm

Come along to the Rose terrace to find out more about how to grow roses.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Bluebells

Summer Plants

  • 26 — 30 May 2014

Take a new look at the woodland and see how important it was for our ancestors, and for us today. This activity will run at 12:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 15:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

photograph of Earth from space

Sustainability – Past, Present and Future

  • 27 — 29 May 2014

Visit some of the old houses to try and find good ideas we can use to protect our planet in the future. This workshop will run at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

St Fagans

Tudor Tours

  • 28 — 30 May 2014

Take in the best of St Fagans' Tudor buildings on this hour-long walk, hosted by a costumed guide. This tour will run at 12:00 and 14:00 in English and 11:00 and 15:00 in Welsh.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

photograph of plant being repotted

Ask The Gardener: Planting Containers

  • 29 May 2014 2-3pm

Find out how to plant up containers for summer interest in this drop in session on the Castle Terraces.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Rose

Ask The Gardener: Learn How to Bud Roses

  • 4 June 2014 2-3pm

Come into the Flower House in the Castle Gardens and see how roses are budded.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Bluebell flowers

Ask The Gardener: Planting out Annual Borders

  • 4 June 2014 2-3pm

Find out what to plant for a great display of colour throughout the summer. Drop in session on the border at the top of the Castle steps.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

photograph showing grape pruning

Ask The Gardener: Summer of Pruning Fruit

  • 18 June 2014 2-3pm

Come along to LLwyn-yr-Eos to find to how to prune fruit trees.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Man fishing

Fishing Weekend

  • 26 — 27 July 2014 10am-5pm

From fly fishing to lave nets, pond dipping to how to cook fish, there's plenty to see at the Museum over this fishing weekend including world casting champion Hywel Morgan!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

Sparrows

Nature Activities

  • 5 — 6 August 2014 11am-1pm
  • 12 — 13 August 2014 11am-1pm
  • 19 — 20 August 2014 11am-1pm
  • 26 — 27 August 2014 11am-1pm

Take a closer look at the wonderful variety of wildlife at St Fagans Museum. Throughout August there will be a range of activities, including trails, walks, talks and more! Find out which activities are available on the day of your visit at reception or daily on Twitter @Nature_StFagans.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?site=stfagans

St Fagans Castle Gardens

Health and Healing: St Fagans Castle and the First World War

  • 28 August 2014 2-4pm

Join one of our curators to discover the hidden history of St Fagans Castle during the First World War. Meet outside the Castle. The tour will run at 14:00 - 15:00 in English and 15:00 - 16:00 in Welsh.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Maximum 15 people. Booking essential.

Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

Postcards, telegrams and letters: Communication during the First World War

  • 18 September 2014 2-4pm

An opportunity to view the Museum's collection of First World War archives. You will be able to talk to the curator about what life was like during the First
World War and the importance of communication to friends and families of the soldiers at war. The tour will be held at 14:00 in English and at 15:00 in Welsh. Please note: this event will take place in the St Fagans Library, not in the main museum building.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Maximum 10 people. Booking essential.

photograph of nurse Lily Cope

First World War Digital Database Launch and Open Day

  • 8 November 2014 11am-4pm

Celebrate the launch of the First World War digital database at St Fagans. Join curators to view some of the objects, archives and photographs featured in this new on-line resource. Please note: This event will take place in the Oakdale Workmen's Institute, not in the main Museum building.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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