St Fagans National Museum of History showcases the history of Wales through the people’s everyday lives. The museum is just outside Cardiff and is free to enter though there is a small parking fee.
The main conference building holds two museums with hosehold memorabilia and workplace tools. They even have an early touring caravan with all the latest mod cons? There is a large restaurant in this building as well
The main attractions are outside in the extensive grounds of the original house which still stands and parts are open to visitors. They have gathered up houses from many different eras and transplanted them to the museum. This includes farmhouses, workmen cottages and barns. There is even a high street complete with shops selling Welsh produce. A terrace of houses has been furnished to show how they were modernised throughout several eras.
Several of the buidings such as the mill have live demonstrations during the day and there are also volunteers in the cottages to explain how the people lived.
It is very popular with school groups and can get a little crouded in the tiny cottages. You need to allow a good few hours to do the place justice.