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ST FAGANS FOLK MUSEUM SHOWS HOW IT USED TO BE



History books record important facts, and movies can set a most realistic scene, but there's nothing better than a good folk museum to put you in close touch with people of another era. Usually an assembly of personal mementoes, some of little consequence in their time, the folk museums allow you into homes and work-places and everyday lives of ordinary people from the period represented. In Europe, these museums are particularly interesting because they take you back so far. On the outskirts of Cardiff in South Wales, St Fagans has lifestyle exhibits indoors and out dating to the sixteenth century.





IF YOU GO: St Fagans is four miles (6km) from central Cardiff, close to the M4 (exit 33). It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a good cafeteria which usually has a Welsh dish or two.



FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Welsh Folk Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB, tel (01222) 569441, or Cardiff Tourist Information Centre