Plan Your Visit

St Fagans National Museum of History is open every day 10am – 5pm

You are still required to wear a face covering indoors and to practice physical distancing. (Please note – a visor is not considered to be a face covering by the Welsh Government. See full face covering guidelines.)

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 available via Eventbrite.

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Tickets will be released on a weekly basis every Wednesday for visits on the following Week

Your safety, and that of our staff, is our priority. To reduce any risks from COVID-19, we have had to change what we do, and the experience at St Fagans will be different from what we can normally offer with only some of the historic buildings open for you to explore. For more information please visit Picnics, dogs, toilets – your questions answered!

Our toilets will be open, and we have put in place an improved hygiene schedule for your safety.

Visitors are required to wear face coverings in indoor spaces at our Museums, in line with Welsh Government guidelines and to follow all our safety guidelines while at the museum, even if you have been vaccinated. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not wearing a face covering without due cause, for example for health and wellbeing reasons, and to those who flout our other safety guidelines.

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. This charge is for parking only – entry to the museum remains free. The back entrance (access from St Fagans village) remains closed for the time being.

We are a charity and every penny we raise supports our work with communities across Wales. Please donate if you can.

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Picnics, dogs, toilets – your questions answered!

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening Hours

10am – 5pm daily (open Bank Holiday Mondays)

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​.

Entry is free!

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

Attention

No ball games, bikes, scooters or wheeled toys etc are allowed on site

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.

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 
  • some of the historic buildings will be open for you to explore.  
  • 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

 

Prams and Pushchairs

Prams and pushchairs are welcome in St Fagans but they cannot be taken into most of the historic buildings. You can take a pushchair or pram into Oakdale Institute, St Teilo’s Church and Gwalia Stores.

If you use an adaptive pushchair or wheelchair, please visit our Access Page.

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.