St Fagans National History Museum
We revisit one of our favourite museums.
(Photos © urban75, Aug 2009)
Now one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction, and we always try and pay a visit to St Fagans is if we're in the area.
We filed a big photo report in 2007, so here's an update from our last visit.
Welsh Scrabble set - note the double 'D' and double 'L' tiles.
Archive record sleeves and a paper bag from Spillers record store, our favourite music store in the world!
Exhibit from the 'Pop Peth' pop music exhibition
inside St Fagans.
Old sign for horse and cattle spice, whatever that is.
There was a fine collection of agricultural implements, tools, tractors and other complicated-looking hardware.
These things were built to last, alright.
The main attraction of St Fagans is its fine collection of original buildings from different historical periods that have been re-erected around the 100-acre park.
The bakehouse - you can buy freshly baked bread from here.
Possibly once the smallest Post Office in wales, the Blaen-waun in shown in its war time guise..
D. Thomas, outfitter.
One of the most interesting parts of St Fagans is the six Rhyd-y-Car Ironworkers' Houses, with the rooms, furniture and objects illustrating different periods of history in Merthyr Tydfil, from 1805 to 1985.
The lime-washed walls of the medieval church from Llandeilo Tal-y-bont - the first church to be moved to and re-erected at a British open-air museum.
Inside the church.
The Celtic Village. The three circular houses are based on remains of buildings found in Gwynedd, Flintshire and Worcestershire.
A look inside the smokey hut. It takes a while for your eyes to get adjusted to the light so mind you don't charge straight into another visitor (as I nearly did).
Aberystwyth toll gate.
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