Outing to St Fagans gives insight into Welsh history

The Group enjoys coffee at the cafe

Crossroads Care in the Vale’s Western Vale Social Group enjoyed a visit to the National History Museum at St Fagans recently.

The museum, which is situated on the border of Cardiff with the Vale of Glamorgan, is Wales’s most popular heritage attraction, and originally opened to the public in November 1948. The museum stands in the grounds of St Fagans Castle and gardens, a late 16th century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

Members of the Crossroads Social Group live in isolated rural communities,  so Greenlinks provided transport to St Fagans. During their visit, the Group enjoyed coffee and Welsh Cakes at the museum cafe before viewing the renovated chapel and original buildings from different historical periods before returning to the cafe for lunch. Elizabeth Brown, Crossroads Care Coordinator for the Western Vale said, “The group really enjoyed their visit to the National History Museum. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful, and Greenlinks provided an excellent service”.

For more information on the National History Museum or Greenlinks Rural Community Transport, click on the links below:

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/working/regeneration/ rural_regeneration/greenlinks.aspx