7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Steve Burrow

Barrows, roundhouses and medieval courts: archaeological reconstructions at St Fagans National History Museum

Steve Burrow

National Museums of Wales

In August 2012 St Fagans began work on a £25.5 million redevelopment project. Groundworks have already begun and over the next five years we will be making major changes to the facilities and layout of the museum. Central to this project is the incorporation of Wales’ archaeological stories into St Fagans galleries and grounds.

This paper will outline the future of archaeology at St Fagans, with a particular focus on three major building projects which will allow visitors to explore the Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval periods in new ways.

The relationship between these projects and the wider European tradition of archaeological open-air museums (as championed by EXARC will also be discussed.

 

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