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Address: Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
Phone Number: 44-292-089-8200
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Small but interesting free museum

When Cardiff Bay was a busy dockyard all operations were overseen from this building which now houses a small selection of interesting artefacts to do with the docks and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Northampton

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Aberystwyth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I found this a very moving visit the history of the Bay through the years was facinating. The views from the Pierhead were stunning and the actual buidling is magnificent inside.

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cardiff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Occupying a prominent location of Cardiff Bay, the building was impressive but the exhibits somehow did not necessarily that impressive.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This building stands as a monument to Cardiff Docks and is well worth the free visit. From the outside this building is majestic and stands as a testimony to the importance of Cardiff as a coal exporting port. For a working building the interior is splendid with ceramic tiled staircases which are worth seeing. Well worth a look around.

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Northampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When Cardiff Bay was a busy dockyard all operations were overseen from this building which now houses a small selection of interesting artefacts to do with the docks and the Cardiff area. The best thing is the film which shows just what the docks would have been like in their hey day. Beautiful interior and simply laid out with all... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The building is a marvel of engineering a jewel in the bay basin area. I love looking at it every time I make the trip to Cardiff Bay to visit family.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Free to enter. Has a video showing its relevance to the bay and the history of Cardiff. Has very good and clean toilets, and importantly, you can change your baby in these ones!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing building stands out among all the modern buildings around it what amazing area to have a meal and a pint in the area around it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Such an iconic building and a great place to meet up with friends to take in some views then go out for a spot of lunch

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rochester, kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wonderful old building in Cardiff Bay. Free entry. It is well worth visiting if you like a bit of history. It has a wonderful video explaining the history of the bay area. Also has toilets here.

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Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

the Pierhead building on Cardiff Bay is worth a visit. It is free entry. The building has an interesting short film on Cardiff's history and each of the rooms has a short description of past uses. The tiles and floors are interesting and reveal how significant the port must have been in the past. We combined our tour with a... More 

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