Historic Buildings - St Fagans: National History Museum
[image: St Teilo's Church]
Over forty original buildings from various historical periods in Wales have been re-erected in our 100-acre parkland.
Originally erected in stages from around 1100 to 1520 and moved stone by stone to St Fagans over 20 years, St Teilo's Church is both an impressive project and a beautiful building.
The reconstruction takes the church back beyond living memory when the interior was brightly decorated with murals, paintings and carvings.
[image: Rhyd-y-Car Ironworkers' Houses]
Whether you’re interested in traditional building techniques, visual art, religious or social history, St Teilo's always delivers a fascinating visitor experience (listen to a podcast).
Kennixton is a typical farmhouse from Gower in South Wales, and the eye-catching blood-red walls were thought to protect against evil spirits, like the berries on the rowan tree and the carved figures inside the front door.
Travel through time as you see six homes, their contents and gardens change from 1805 to 1985 at the Rhyd-y-Car Ironworkers' Houses.
Take in the rooms, furniture and objects illustrating different periods of history in Merthyr Tydfil, the cradle of the industrial revolution and one of the most important iron-manufacturing towns in the world in the 19th century.
[image: The Workmen's Institute ]
The sights and sounds of anything from dances and eisteddfodau to political lectures and poultry shows once filled The Workmen's Institute at St Fagans, used by all manner of groups, clubs and societies.
Miners’ Institutes and Workmen’s Halls were the focus of social, educational and cultural activity in the most industrial areas of Wales.
These are just a few highlights among a wonderful array of historic buildings within the grounds of St Fagans, from traditional cottages and houses, a chapel and school to various mills, a post office, tannery and tollhouse.