Historic pub set to open at St Fagans National Museum of History – Museums + Heritage Advisor

2 months ago

A pub will welcome its first customers in over a decade when it opens at St Fagans National Museum of History next month, and has already begun to take drink orders.

The Vulcan Hotel was originally built on Adam Street in Cardiff in 1853 to serve the mainly Irish community of what was then called Newtown. More than 150 years later, its closed its doors for the last time in 2012.

Following a campaign to save it from demolition, the owners of The Vulcan Hotel formally offered the building to Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales in 2012.

2020 saw the beginning of the pub’s restoration. Amgueddfa Cymru’s historic building team dismantled the Cardiff landmark brick by brick before moving it to the museum. It is the latest addition to over forty historic buildings re-erected at St Fagans National Museum of History.

The Vulcan Hotel will be displayed as it was in 1915, when it had just undergone a major refurbishment that saw the distinctive green and brown tiles added to the frontage, as well as a redesign of its interior.…Read more by Alistair Hardaker


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