Accessibility at St Fagans National Museum of History

Physical Mobility

  • Dedicated parking spaces for disabled visitors are provided adjacent to the main entrance.

  • Wheelchairs available on request, free of charge provided on a first come first served basis.

  • Wheelchair access is possible to most parts of the site. However, due to the historic nature of some of the buildings, some access may be difficult.

  • The terrain on the Castle side of the Museum is steep in places and may prove difficult for some wheelchair users and their helpers. A map clearly displaying a suggested path for wheelchair users, and identifying steep gradients, is available from the Main Entrance at a cost of 50p.

  • Moveable ramps and a lift are available at the Oakdale Workmen's Institute.

Visually Impaired

  • One of the pleasures of visiting St Fagans is experiencing the sounds and smells on such a varied site, from fresh bread being baked and wood fires burning to the sounds and smells of our farm animals.

  • Most buildings are staffed and in addition many crafts and demonstrations are displayed on site. Our staff will be happy to explain the techniques and skills involved.

  • Some parts of the site may present orientation difficulties to visually impaired people, such as the stream and ponds. Advice can be sought at Information desk in the entrance hall before going out on site.

Hearing Impaired

  • All the buildings have information boards located outside them.

Changing Places Unit

  • A 'Changing Places Unit' is available, which includes an electronic bed and hoist in addition to the toilet and other facilities there. A key is available on request from the Main Entrance Desk.


  • Dogs are welcomed on site provided they are kept on a short lead.

  • All Assistance Dogs are allowed everywhere.

  • Drinking water for dogs is available on request at the cafes, Oakdale, Gweithdy and the Castle.

  • All dog owners are offered pooper-scoopers when entering the Museum and we appreciate your co-operation in keeping the Museum clean and safe.

  • We appreciate dog owners’ co-operation in keeping the Museum clean and safe, and pooper-scoopers/bags are available on request when entering the Museum.

Learning Difficulties

  • The guidebook, which includes a site plan, presents the collection clearly and concisely with several pictures and diagrams.

  • There are also large-scale site plans at key points around the Museum.


  • The food outlets, Y Gegin and Y Gweithdy are accessible to wheelchair users.

  • Accessible toilets are available at the Main Entrance, adjacent to the Rhyd-y-car cottages and in the Castle Yard.

  • Baby changing facilities are available near the Main Entrance.

For historic reasons many of our museums are not totally accessible to all our visitors. We are continually striving to improve the situation wherever possible. If you have any helpful suggestions please let a member of staff know.