St Fagans completes its £30 million redevelopment
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales celebrates the completion of the £30 million redevelopment of St Fagans National Museum of History
St Fagans National Museum of History has completed its £30 million redevelopment after a six-year project.
The renovation mission, generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government and many others, is National Museum Wales’ most ambitious in its history.
A range of buildings and areas have been renewed, alongside the building of three additional galleries to create a variety of new event spaces. A covered courtyard, new restaurant and improved visitor facilities have also been added to the main entrance building, making the Museum an all-weather destination.
St Fagans remained open throughout the redevelopment with opportunities for people from all over Wales to get involved. 120 community organisations, street charities and local groups have helped to shape the redevelopment providing advice and expertise. Over 3,000 volunteers have contributed over 21,000 hours of time to the project.
David Anderson, Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales said:
“St Fagans has long been Wales’ most popular heritage attraction and holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Wales. This is because St Fagans is a people’s museum, exploring history through everyday lives. We believe we have preserved everything that people love about St Fagans, but introduced important new dimensions.”