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The Cardiff Story

Address: The Old Library, Cardiff CF10 1BH, Wales (City Centre)
Phone Number: 029 2078 8334
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Ranked #16 of 76 Attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: In our fun, free and interactive galleries, discover how Cardiff was transformed from the small...
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Type: Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: In our fun, free and interactive galleries, discover how Cardiff was transformed from the small market town of the 1300s, to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital we know today. The museum, in the beautiful and historic Old Library building, is rich in stories, objects, photographs and film telling the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city – its people.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

my third visit and still fascinated, especially by the film clips of things i remember. Also, some good books downstairs and plenty to interest kids.

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Holcombe, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

History was fascinating and well worth seeing the film. the Country has such a rich heritage past and present.

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Geelong, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The story of Cardiff with interactive technology. I especially enjoyed the stories told by the older residents of Cardiff, a great view into their lives in the past. Great for families and singles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Myself (30) and my mum (60) visited and it was fantastic. The movie showing all different Welsh trades was great-highly recommend.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was just one of those typical modern stadia with no or little atmosphere. Drinks, food really expensive. Stadium is in the middle of a retail park so my advise is use the McDonalds, Greggs or other fast food outlets around.

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Cardiff
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Took my 4 year old grandson here, so much to do and see, he didnt want to leave....there are plenty of interactive things to see

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Slap bang in the middle of Cardiff's shopping streets you will find the Cardiff Story. On one side accessBle thru the TIC, on the other side it has it's own door. A lift is available. There is a lot to see: how C. came to be, how/when it was built and extended, who lived there, what did these people do,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

wonderful stories about cardiff in the past people and places i can remember .nice place to sit and listen to the stories as well as interactive items which children love

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Bristol
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A really good attraction that us informative and interesting and explains the story of Cardiff in a good, clear way

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was a regular at this building when it was the Cardiff Library and I have many memories of that time. They have done a great job presenting Cardiff as it was. I learned that my Dad, who was a Fireman from 937 to 1947 wore a shiny firemans helmet, he never told me. Well worth a visit, go to... More 

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