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Four great spots for history lovers in Cardiff

National Museum Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Cardiff, as the capital city of Wales, unsurprisingly, has plenty of great things to for visitors to see and do. Popular attractions include the historic Castle and the Millennium Stadium but there are also other attractions, including some that are great for those getting trains to Cardiff with an interest in history. So, with that in mind why not give these a look?:

 

National Museum and Art Gallery

With free admission and a wide range of exhibitions and displays on offer the National Museum and Art Gallery is a truly must see. Even better news is entry is free, so you’ve nothing to lose by stepping inside and having a wander. If you’d like to plan your visit a little more you could choose to hone in on a specific section, such as the art collection or the exciting The Evolution of Wales display.  You can even get hands-on at the Clore Discovery Centre, which lets you get up close with some of the 7.5 million items typically stored in the museum’s archives.

 

Cardiff History and Hauntings

Do you believe in ghosts? Well, whether you do or otherwise this fascinating selection of guided tours and walks takes in some of the capital’s most historical buildings and gives you the chance to find out a little more about some of the legends associated with them. There are a range of options to choose from, including a family walk that’s sure to send a shiver down the spine of kids and adults alike! So why not book train tickets to Cardiff now and plan a spooky adventure of your own?

 

St Fagans Natural History Museum

For an authentic feel of what life in Wales was like in years gone by, head to St Fagans, which is located just outside the city centre. This open air museum has more than 40 buildings from across Wales rebuilt here, including a school, houses and a chapel. You’ll also find arts and crafts experts onsite too, so you might find yourself walking away having learned a new skill! Entrance is free, although there is a small fee for car parking.

 

The Cardiff Story

Cardiff hasn’t always been the cosmopolitan city it is today and visitors to The Cardiff Story will be able to find out more about its beginnings as a small market town and the years that followed. Much of the focus is on the inhabitants of the city who, of course, over time helped to shape the city that we see today.

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