We had perfect weather today and ventured into Cardiff, Wales, to see the St Fagans National History Museum.
St Fagans is an open-air museum which depicts the "historical lifestyle, culture and architecture of the Welsh people. It comprises over forty re-erected buildings from various locations in Wales, and is set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, an Elizabethan manor house". [source]
This is the Kennixton Farmhouse:
I love this stone wall covered in moss.
Cows and bulls (and cute family).
This building was one of our favourite buildings to look at. These are the Rhyd-y-Car Terrace Houses which were dismantled and brought to St Fagans in 1987. They were originally built in 1795 by Richard Crawshay for the workers in his iron-ore mine. The six houses are now displayed at different times in history from 1805, 1855, 1895, 1925, 1955 and 1985.
The first house, 1805.
I was amazed at the how much stuff there was in each house as the years went on. The 3 houses in the 1800's had significantly less stuff, but the house in 1925 started to have more ornaments, pictures and decorations. By 1985, the house was full of stuff.
Another favourite was the schoolhouse, Maestir School:
The grounds surrounding the museum are beautiful.
The Workmen's Institute:
Once again, it was another fantastic day! We had perfect weather and fabulous company! Thanks for the suggestion grandma Anne!