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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
everyday lives of
from the period
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