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Event: St Fagans Museum Opening Weekend

St Fagans National Museum of History
20 & 21 October 2018
Cost Free
Suitability All

Your new Museum awaits you – join the celebrations on 20 and 21 October.

Come and see new galleries and historic buildings which open on 19 October following a £30 million redevelopment project to transform St Fagans.


  • Three brand new galleries: 
  • Wales is… Its 300 objects and 16 changing stories gives you an opportunity to get involved and make history together. You can join the conversation and share your stories using #creuhanes #makinghistory.
  • Life is… See how the people of Wales have dressed, eaten, worked, played and died across the ages.
  • Nestled in the wood is a new sustainable building dedicated to craft and making. Gweithdy celebrates the skills of generations of craftspeople.
  • Llys Llywelyn,  a sumptuous reconstruction of a court of the Princes of Gwynedd, is the latest addition to the historic buildings at the Museum. The reconstruction is based on archaeological evidence from buildings excavated at Llys Rhosyr on Anglesey. Step inside the Medieval Prince’s Court and see how Llywelyn the Great would have lived, feasted and ruled 800 years ago.   

There’ll be a chance to meet some of the many staff and volunteers who have worked so hard to bring this project to life. Plus some special events and guest appearances from our Museum friends and family - including:  

  • Music curated by BBC DJ Bethan Elfyn as part of the Horizons project.
  • Performances by ABC, Cardiff based Performance School, and the Museum choir.
  • A chance to stitch the Culhwch ac Olwen wallhanging with artist Cefyn Burgess in Llys Llywelyn
  • Showing of new Welsh language series, Amser Maith yn Ol, thanks to permission from S4C and Boom Plant. The series will be shown on TV from 23 October 2018.
  • Evening performances of Atgyfodi – see the museum brought to life with immersive sonic installations, and a musical performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  Full details and booking information on the Atgyfodi web page.

The St Fagans redevelopment project was made possible thanks to generous support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Welsh Government and other supporters.

The weekend celebrations have been supported by the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund Grant Scheme.

Entry is free.

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