This visit provides a fascinating insight into the customs and life-styles of the people of Wales through the ages. The indoor exhibits include an agricultural section and a magnificent collection of material culture. The external exhibits show the development of housing and crafts in rural Wales, with many buildings including farm houses, watermill, tannery, chapel and school, reconstructed and furnished as they were in their period. It is possible to arrange a “Victorian Lesson” with the children dressed in costume in the school. There are also opportunities for “hands on” experiences in the reconstructed Celtic village, making wattle and daub, spinning etc. Schools wishing to use either of these re-enactments will be sent additional information about the requirements for successful role-play. Free Entrance is free as are certain sections of the museum but some sessions are charged for. Please see their website for more information

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/stfagans/learning/ks2/

Bryn Eryr – Iron Age farmstead

The new Iron Age farmstead workshop.
Find out about the daily life of our ancestors, how they built their round houses and how they lived. Take part in daily and seasonal activities such as drop spindling or grinding wheat.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35.

Curriculum
History: Iron Age Celts

Gwalia stores

Meet the shop assistant in Gwalia Stores and see what shopping was like over 80 years ago.
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff – £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35.

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Tudor costume

Compare and contrast the clothes of the gentry with those of wealthy farmers, as modelled by four classmates. Discover hidden clues in a portrait of Tudor children at St Fagans Castle (1580).
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35.

Curriculum
History: Tudors


Washday with Beti Bwt

Help Beti Bwt wash her clothes in the traditional way, before the advent of the washing machine.
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff – £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35.

Craft demonstrations

Craft people such as the blacksmith, miller, weaver and clog maker demonstrate their work to the public on certain days. If your group has an interest in a particular craft then you should check availability when making a booking.
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Maestir School

Teachers and pupils re-enact a lesson 1890s style (1hr 30 min). Teachers must first attend a training day.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

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Rhyd-y-car

Visit a row of terrace houses from Merthyr and experience the differences between life in 1805 – 1985. Booking essential.
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

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