St Fagans National History Museum
St Fagan's Manor House © Immanuel Giel
This open-air museum, located in St Fagans, chronicles the historical lifestyle, architecture and cultural heritage of the people of Wales. St Fagan's National History Museum is one of Europe's leading open-air museums, and the most popular heritage attraction in Wales. The 16th-century manor house in which the museum stands bears testament to the magnificent heritage of the Welsh, and the museum features more than 40 original historic buildings, moved from various parts of Wales and erected to show how the people of Wales have lived over the last five centuries.
Among these are houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute. Donated to the Welsh by the Earl of Plymouth, the museum first opened in 1948 and to this day, the original strain of native livestock can be seen in the fields and farmyards, and the musical Welsh language proudly heard in the air. Artisans bring the museum to life by demonstrating their traditional skills and techniques for visitors, and often selling their crafts. There are also many events and traditional festivals celebrated at the museum, with folk music and dancing showcased to the delight of visitors. St Fagan's National History Museum is a must-see attraction for any traveller interested in the Welsh culture and history.
Address: St Fagans, Cardiff