St Fagans: National History Museum

St Fagans: National History Museum
St Fagans
Vale of Glamorgan




(029) 2057 3500


(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.

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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.

Ask the Gardener: Dahlias

  • 25 October 2014 2-3pm

Meet our gardener and learn about lifting and storing dahlias.

Suitable for

  • Any age


photograph of apples on tree

Apple Weekend

  • 25 — 26 October 2014 10am-4pm

There will be a free apple identification service. Bring along three typical apples of each variety from your garden, ensure that each apple is undamaged and complete - including the stalk. If you are looking for advice about varieties to grow in your garden, and where to buy them, come along for some help and inspiration.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Image showing fallen autumn leaves on a forest floor

Leafy Fun

  • 28 — 29 October 2014 11am-4pm

Why do Autumn leaves change colour? Gather some colourful leaves and make a unique piece of leaf art. The workshop will last two hours and will run at 11:00 and 13:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Big eared townsend bat

Halloween Bats

  • 30 October 2014 11am-4pm

Celebrate Halloween, by finding out more about some of St Fagans' more mysterious residents. The workshop will take place at 11:00 and 14:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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
Red roses

Ask the Gardener: Roses

  • 13 November 2014 2-3pm

Meet our gardener and learn how to prune climbing roses.

Suitable for

  • 18+