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St Fagans National Museum of History – Virtual Tour

St Fagans National Museum of History - Virtual Tour

St Fagans National Museum of History – Virtual Tour

St Fagans National Museum of History is an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the history, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. 

The museum consists of more than forty re-erected buildings from various locations in Wales and is set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, an Elizabethan manor house.

The museum holds displays of traditional crafts, with a working blacksmith forge, a pottery maker, a weaver, a miller, and a clog maker.

Although the museum was intended to preserve aspects of Welsh rural life, it now includes several buildings that depict the industrial working life that succeeded it.

Based on archaeological findings, a reconstruction of Llys Rhosyr, a thirteenth-century court of the princes of Gwynedd, called Llys Llewelyn (‘Llewelyn’s Court’) has also been created.

Scenes from the Doctor Who episodes “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood” were filmed at the museum.

St Fagans National Museum of History - Virtual Tour

Kennixton Farmhouse at St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff, Wales.

Highlights of St Fagans National Museum of History

  • Welsh Rural Life Exhibits
    • Working water flour mill
    • Working water wool mill
    • A village schoolhouse
    • A toll road tollbooth
  • Working farm preserving local Welsh native breeds of livestock.
    • A cockpit
    • A pigsty
    • A tannery 
  • Unitarian nonconformist chapel 
  • The medieval parish church of Saint Teilo
  • A Tudor merchant’s house
  • Industrial Working Life Exhibits
    • A row of workers’ cottages, depicting furnishing from 1800 to 1985
    • Oakdale Workmen’s Institute
    • A post-war prefabricated bungalow to exhibit later domestic lifestyles.

St Fagans National Museum of History - Virtual Tour

Tannery – National History Museum of Wales, St Fagans.

St Fagans National Museum of History

  • Museum:              St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Welsh:                  Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru
  • Previously:            Welsh Folk Museum and then, Museum of Welsh Life
  • City:                      Cardiff
  • Country:               Wales
  • State:                    United Kingdom
  • Established:         1948
  • Type:                    Open-air history, culture, and architecture museum
  • Location:              St Fagans, Cardiff, Wales

St Fagans National Museum of History Map

St Fagans National Museum – St Fagans Castle grounds 360 views

St Fagans National Museum – 360 views

St Fagans National Museum – 360 views

St Fagans National Museum of Welsh History – Cardiff, Wales

St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History 

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St Fagans National Museum of History

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Photo Credit: Deb / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Seth Whales / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Rudi Winter / Tannery – National History Museum of Wales, St Fagans

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