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Address: Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
Phone Number: 44-292-089-8200
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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rochester, kent

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

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 NEW

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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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A beautiful building representing the heyday of Cardiff docks and shipping. As I am from a family with a long history of seafaring and administrative connections with the sea, it was great to remember my visits with my dad to the ships he was working on as a Marine Engineer in Cardiff docks.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a fascinating place to visit. floors of info on the history of Cardiff back in its heyday of coal shipping, The building, inside and out, is beautiful and well looked after, there's even a short 5 minute movie you can watch to see the last hundred years of Cardiff Bay, it sure has changed a lot. This is... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a lovely building, made of terracotta. You can look around inside where there is interesting information on the history and construction of the building. Worth a look!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

the Pier Head building is a great opportunity to see some of the history of the docks in Cardiff the terracotta bricks and tiles are amazing. The rooms give a good idea of the way this building was used in the 19th century.

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Loughton, Essex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

In this oxblood-coloured landmark, one time HQ of the Bute Dock Co and Cardiff Railway. Chock-full of Victorian treasures of decor. Exhibitions connected with the National Assembly. Right on the quayside - don't miss it

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

this building you must see gothic building with the concrete stair case plus the original internal fitments in place was used as the assembly rooms history of bygone days was really interesting that people worked their

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were very impressed when we found the Pierhead building. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the building, the architecture is ambsolutely amazing and the tiles they have used on he inside to decorate the terracota bricks is absolutely gorgeous. If you visit the building then you will also be able to watch a little movie in the first room... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well laid out little exhibition about Cardiff's history. Interesting copies of historical manuscripts including Prince Owain Glyndwr'r letter to the king of France. To see it all takes about 45 minutes. Free entry. Nice to have it all bilingual and also very good to have bilingual staff on the desk who were very helpful. Diolch am y croeso.

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Additional Information about Pierhead Building

Address: Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
Phone Number: 44-292-089-8200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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