Llancaiach Fawr Living History Museum
Nelson, Treharris Wales CF46 6ER
The year is 1645. Wales is embroiled in a bloody Civil War. Despite the turmoil, at Llancaiach Fawr Manor house the Prichard family and their servants carry on with everyday life. Meals are prepared, gardens tended, criminals brought to trial, gossip exchanged.
Llancaiach Fawr has an annual program of special events – ranging from archery and falconry to “An evening with Colonel Prichard” and “Tales at the Fireside”. Kings Week Celebrations are held every year in August to mark the visit by King Charles 1 in 1645, a turning point in the fortunes of the Royalist cause. Events include weaponry displays, the King’s Banquet, children’s activity sessions and a traditional Ceilidh and barbecue. For more lively visitors there are ghost tours or raucous “Cider and Sauciness” evenings, with “tafarn” style entertainment. A new barn development alongside the Visitor Center now offers space for up to 220 people, and will be used to create additional classrooms for school parties and is large enough to cater for events such as craft fayres, exhibitions, concerts and even weddings.
There are lots of ghosts at Llancaiach Fawr and even a ghost web cam.