St Fagans is a village close to, and a suburb of, the City of Cardiff. At its centre lies St Fagans Castle and parklands, though today it is renowned as the home of the Wales National History Museum, formerly known as the Welsh National Folk Museum. The village of St Fagans lies on the River Ely some 5 miles, (8km) from the centre of the City of Cardiff. We visited the village and the Museum while en-route from Swansea to Cardiff and the museum is a great day out. However, you probably need to allow a week to cover the complete site! Our journey took us along the M4 and the Museum was clearly signposted, with just a few miles to drive after exiting the motorway at junction 33.
Wales National History Museum: The modern museum building is of no architectural merit, but we could not complain as it is entirely free to enter, and the museum treasures are not to be found in the main Museum but in the parklands at the rear. Froma typical shepherd's cottage from the Welsh hills, miners' terraced houses from the Valleys, Victorian streets complete with village school and blacksmith, they are all here in a delightful rural setting. ....
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