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Mills at St Fagans National History Museum

The historic buildings which have been moved from their original locations in Wales and re-erected on site at the St Fagans National History Museum include the six mills of different varieties listed below. The corn mill and woollen factory are worked on a regular basis, whereas the others are static exhibits. Follow the link for each mill for further information.

Melin Bombren waterwheel


The Museum incorporates and is built around St Fagans Castle, the most important Elizabethan house in Glamorgan, and its gardens, grounds and estate lands. In extensive modern buildings there are museum galleries displaying the historical and cultural collections, and educational facilities.

For many visitors however the "outdoor" exhibits are the most engaging and memorable feature with, as well as the Castle, over 20 reconstructed buildings from all parts of Wales in the grounds including houses and a wide range of other types, from public buildings to a pigsty; all generally open for access, the woollen mill, corn mill, smithy and bakery in regular use.

Opening: The Museum is open 7 days 10am-5pm, free of charge, including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Access: For facilities and services for visitors with impaired mobility or vision, refer to the Museum's Access page: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/access/

Facilities available: Shop, Toilets, Cafe; free parking for bicycles, motorbikes, and vehicles for the disabled; car parking (charge). (N.B. the car park can fill up by mid-morning on Bank Holidays.)

Location: The Museum is at the village of St. Fagans on the western edge of Cardiff, four miles from city centre.

Transport: Bus 32 (or 320) from Central Station. Vehicle entrances to the Museum are from southbound A4232 (off M4 J33), and from the village near the level crossing.

More detailed information is on the Museum's own page:

The postal address is:
St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff CF5 6XB
Phone: 029 2057 3500 International: (+44) 29 20 57 35 00

The Ordnance Survey Grid Reference for the Museum is ST 116 771 .



Further information on the Museum's own web pages:

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Melin Bompren Ty’n Rhos Sawmill Rhayader Tannery Esgair Moel Woollen Mill Cider Mill and Press Gorse Mill

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