Highlights - St Fagans: National History Museum
Our indoor galleries are currently closed as we build new exhibition spaces, the historic re-erected buildings in the open-air Museum are open as usual. The roundhouses in the Celtic Village are in the process of being dismantled as we prepare the site for a new eco-friendly exhibition space.
St Fagans: National History Museum has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Welsh Government to completely transform the visitor experience. Over the next five years, developments include a new entrance hall and visitor facilities, new gallery spaces and historic buildings including a medieval Welsh prince’s hall. » Find out more
[image: St Fagans Castle]
A walk around Wales – from Celtic times to the present day. St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.
Open to the public since 1 November 1948, the museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and gardens, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.
During the last fifty years over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland, among them houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute.
Traditional crafts and activities bring St Fagans alive, in workshops where craftsmen still demonstrate their traditional skills. Their produce is usually on sale. Read more stories about our collections on our Rhagor website.
Native breeds of livestock can be seen in the fields and farmyards, and demonstrations of farming tasks take place daily. Visitors 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.
Throughout the year, St Fagans comes to life — literally — as traditional festivals, music and dance events are celebrated.
St Fagans explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. Like generations of visitors, you will be inspired by its celebration of Welsh traditions and lifestyles.
The Museum is one of the UK’s top ten free attractions as voted by users of TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site.