Work is to begin on the interior of a historic Cardiff pub that was moved brick-by-brick to St Fagans National Museum of History in 2012 by Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales).

The Vulcan pub was built on Adam Street in Cardiff in 1853 to serve the mainly Irish community of what was then called New Town, before finally closing its doors for the last time in 2012.

The museum’s historic building team began re-erecting the iconic Victorian pub from Cardiff in 2020.

The renovation project has advanced today, as scaffolding has been removed from the roof, with work now set to begin on the interior of the building.

Building work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023, with the pub set to open to the public in 2024.

The Museum is currently assessing how the Vulcan Hotel will be run, and they plan to sell beer from the pub in the future.

When it is open, The Vulcan will be displayed as it was in 1915 with distinctive green and brown tiles.

The project of re-erecting the Vulcan has received financial support from the Simon Gibson Charitable Trust and the Swire Trust towards the construction, skills training and participatory elements of the project.

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