St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History (Welsh: Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru), commonly referred to as St Fagans after the village where it is located, is an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.[2]

St Fagans National
Museum of History
Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru
St Fagans Castle in its grounds
Location in Cardiff, Wales
Former name
St Fagans National History Museum
Established1948
LocationSt Fagans, Cardiff, Wales
Coordinates51.4869°N 3.2725°W / 51.4869; -3.2725
Visitors610,155 (2010)[1]
* Ranked 21st in the UK
Websitehttp://museum.wales/stfagans/

It consists of more than forty re-erected buildings from various locations in Wales, and is set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house.[3] In 2011 Which? magazine named the museum the United Kingdom's favourite visitor attraction.[4]

A six-year, £30-million revamp was completed in 2018 and the museum was named the Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2019.[5]


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