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.

Venue Type:


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.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Sculpted Artworks Exhibition

  • 2 June — 29 August 2014 *on now

Sculpted artworks by Danny May reflecting some of the rural industry buildings around the site. Sponsored by Arts Council Wales.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.

Nature Activities

  • 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


photograph of flying bat

Twilight Bat Walk

  • 27 August 2014 8:30-10pm

Join an exciting after-dark journey around the Museum to find bats. Wear sensible clothing and bring a torch and a flask – if you like.

Parking for this activity is free. Walk starts at the main entrance at the start time.

Duration: 1.5hrs

Suitable for ages 8 and above.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13


£4.00 per person.


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


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


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