St. Fagans: National History Museum

St. Fagans is one of Europe’s best open air museums and is Wales’s most popular heritage attraction. The Museum shows how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the last five hundred years. The 100-acre parkland now has over forty original buildings which were moved from various parts of Wales and re-erected to show how the people of Wales lived at various times in history. The buildings include a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen’s Institute as well as several workshops where craftsmen demonstrate their traditional skills and sell their produce to the public. There are also large indoor galleries housing exhibitions of costume, daily life and farming implements. Native breeds of livestock can be seen in the fields and farmyards, and demonstrations of farming tasks take place daily. Visitors can gain an insight into the rich heritage and culture of Wales, and the Welsh language can be heard in daily use amongst craftsmen and interpreters. Duration: ½ day