St Fagans National Museum of History in Wales has undergone a £30 million restoration which has involved developments including the addition of new galleries.


The museum, based on the outskirts of Cardiff, has completed a six-year redevelopment project supported by the National Museum Wales, the Heritage lottery Fund and the Welsh Government.

Among the updates will be three new galleries, depicting human life, work and history.

Three new galleries

Wales is…: This gallery is described as the window into 230,000 years of human life in Wales, featuring 300 objects.

Life is…: In this gallery, visitors can explore how countless generations have dressed, prepared food, worked, played and mourned.

Gweithdy: This gallery is purpose-built to celebrate the skills of generations of makers. 

More about the redevelopment

The updated museum will also feature a Medieval Prince’s Court, based on archaeological evidence from Llys Rhosyr on Anglesey, and will give insight into 13th century royal Welsh life.

The re-interpretation of Oakdale Workmen’s Institute, a dementia-friendly exhibit and a space to support Welsh learners, has also been redeveloped.

The museum will boast a completely refurbished main entrance building too, which includes a new covered courtyard, new restaurant and improved visitor facilities, making the Museum an all-weather destination.

David Anderson, director general, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales said: “St Fagans has long been Wales’ most popular heritage attraction and holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Wales. 

“This is because St Fagans is a people’s museum, exploring history through everyday lives. We believe we have preserved everything that people love about St Fagans but introduced important new dimensions.”

Group information

Curator talks can be booked for groups and catering options are available. Groups must pre-book their visit. 

GTOs can call 02920 573500 for more details on group booking.

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