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“Great Day Out - Fun History Lesson!”

St Fagans National Museum of History
Ranked #1 of 163 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A large, living open-air museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history: fun, interactive exhibits make this a popular family destination.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This is one of my favourite places to visit in Cardiff, a place I have visited thrice with different friends. It is a huge place so budget an entire day - please do wear comfortable walking shoes as you'll need them. Old houses have been painstakingly moved brick by brick from various parts of Wales and have been reassembled here. It is interesting for adults and older children - as the museum creates an opportunity to visualise the lives of people who lived in the past. Younger ones will have fun simply running around. The keepers / caretakers are extremely knowledgable, polite and courteus. Do ask questions and you'll get a wealth of information in return. The gardens are nice too.

Take a picnic lunch as there are a number of lovely places for a scenic picnic. You can also buy nice cakes from the little bakery on the reconstructed high street.

Free Entry, but a car parking charge. Alternatively a direct bus link is available from Cardiff Central Station

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is a series of buildings taken from authentic locations all over Wales. A true 'folk park' without any intrusive gaudiness. The keepers are experts and will engage with you and your questions. A must

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is my all time favourite location, I adore all the history, to the gardens to the beautiful walks. I can spend hours wandering the grounds and exploring each exhibition as if I had never been there before. This place never wonders to impress me and is suitable for all ages which makes it a perfect day out for families, to couples or even on your own.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

What a gem of a place our group of 5 adults & 5 children (ages ranging from 6 to 15) thoroughly enjoyed our visit, particularly the dressing up in period welsh costumes. The manor house and gardens are stunning, as is the recreated Welsh village. It definately a place you can visit time and time again - Recommended :)

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

the location and the interpretation - fabulous site almost too much to do in one day

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