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Event: Visit The Vulcan Hotel

St Fagans National Museum of History
From 11 May 2024
Cost Free
Suitability All

The Vulcan Hotel public bar 

The Smoke Room in The Vulcan Hotel 

Come and visit The Vulcan Hotel – the newest addition to the historic buildings at St Fagans. 

The Vulcan Hotel was first registered as an ‘ale house’ in 1853. It served the mainly Irish community of what was then called Newtown. During its long history it saw major changes as Cardiff grew to become an industrial powerhouse and then the nation’s capital, finally closing its doors for the last time in 2012.  

The Vulcan is displayed as it was in 1915, an important year for the pub. At this time, it had just undergone a major refurbishment that saw the distinctive green and brown tiles added to the frontage, as well as a redesign of its interior.  

You can choose to enjoy a drink in The Vulcan, or simply visit and experience the atmosphere of a 1915 pub.

Visitor Information           
• We’re expecting the pub to be very busy for the first few weeks and you may need to queue to visit The Vulcan.           
• Dogs and prams cannot be taken into the pub.           
• You can visit the building without buying a drink.  
• You do not need to book in advance.



Find out more about the history of the pub           
Pre-book a drink in The Vulcan           

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