Plan Your Visit

St Fagans National Museum of History will reopen to the public on Tuesday 4 August. During this unprecedented period, we will open for four days per week – every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – until further notice.

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The Museum remains free to enter. However, to keep you and our staff safe, we have had to reduce the number of people we can welcome on site at any one time. To manage this, all visitors entering the site will need to have booked a free ticket in advance. Sadly, if you don't book and present a valid ticket, you’ll be turned away. We can make no exceptions. Tickets will be available via Eventbrite from late July. Though entry is timed, you can stay until closing!

Tickets will be released on a weekly basis every Wednesday for visits on the following Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Museum will be open on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August and tickets will be released on Wednesday 26 August. 

To reduce any risks from COVID-19, we have had to change what we do, and currently all our historic buildings and our galleries remain closed. This also includes the CoedLan high ropes experience.

We are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe so please consider others and don’t try and visit if you are living in a lock down area, or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Visitors are required to wear face coverings in indoor spaces at our Museums, in line with Welsh Government guidelines. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not wearing a face covering without due cause for example for health and wellbeing reasons.

Book your free ticket in advance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Opening Hours

10am – 5pm

Open for four days per week – every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – until further notice.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to conduct bag searches when entering the museum​.

All visitors entering the site will need to have booked a free ticket in advance

Location

Cardiff
CF5 6XB

Map & How to Get Here

Accessibility

Advice for our disabled visitors

Safety Information for Visitors

Due to the historical nature of the site, please note the following potential hazards:

  • Water ponds and pools
  • Trip hazard on uneven paths and steps
  • Slippery surface paths, slopes and grassed areas

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333
Email: stfagans@museumwales.ac.uk

Experience

What you will see when you visit

Your experience at St Fagans will be different from what we can normally offer, but we hope you enjoy:

  • Walking around our extensive grounds, viewing the historic buildings (from the outside)
  • Learning about the historic buildings and their origins from the information alongside each property
  • Seeing our farm animals and experiencing nature in our 100-acre parkland

What you won’t see when you visit

To reduce any risks from COVID-19, we have had to change what we do, and currently all our historic buildings and our galleries remain closed. This also includes the CoedLan high ropes experience.

Parking

Only the main entrance to the Museum will be open, so if you are arriving by car you will need to book and pay for a parking space in advance. £6 per day. FREE for disabled badge holders and motorbikes. £30 yearly ticket in advance. This charge is for parking only – entry to the Museum remains free. If you’re driving to the Museum, the entrances from St Fagans village and the A4232 will be open. The pedestrian-only Castle gate will remain closed.

Safety

What we have put in place to help keep you safe:

  • Our front of house staff have received health and safety training in relation to COVID-19.
  • Visitor safety guidelines are in place on site – please follow them
  • Social distancing measures are in place on site
  • Hand sanitising stations are available for visitors and staff.
  • We have further increased our hygiene regime
  • We will be managing visitor numbers in line with public health and safety guidelines.
  • Some galleries/areas will be temporarily closed where social distancing cannot be implemented.
  • We have set up new routes, such as a one-way system. Please look out for and follow any new signs around the site.

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you are showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone who has the virus in the last 14 days, we request that you don’t visit, as you may be turned away to reduce risks to other visitors and our staff. Why not experience our museum by viewing our collections on the website until you are feeling better?

Toilets

Our toilets will be open, and we have put in place an improved hygiene schedule for your safety. For the wellbeing of visitors and staff, we also encourage the use of face coverings.