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

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Historic Attraction

This building served as the administrative center for the Bute estate's coal shipping operations. There is a wonderful and informative movie about the building's past history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This building served as the administrative center for the Bute estate's coal shipping operations. There is a wonderful and informative movie about the building's past history which gives you a good insight on the historical development of Cardiff Bay.

Thank RodMcLeod
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building, constructed when important things were celebrated in architecture, and the wealthy measured their success by how much they gave back rsather than accumulated. Senate and Millenium buildings are impressive but this is the jwel in the crown of the revitalised bay

Thank David W
Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wasnt sure if it was open but it was and free, iconic red brick colour that stands out in the bay. Free to walk round

Thank PhilV66
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice insight into Cardiff Bay history. You can watch a short movie about it and see how Cardiff Bay changed. Usually there are art exhibitions as well.

Thank Neringa G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real blast from the past-all those glazed tiles -just to see them was a treat. Lovely building that has been restored.

Thank liz1910
Leicester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really commanding building on the waterfront. Inside is impressive too with beautifully ornate tiling. A pleasant way to occupy an hour.

Thank Helen688
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen pictures of the building but were most impressed by the reality - the outside has been restored to what was presumably its original terracotta brightness. Inside there were some interesting exhibitions, although you had to read the panels from right to left or go round anti-clockwise - odd!

Thank DramaQueen55
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This buildings construction started at the turn of the 19th century, built of terracotta and brick it stands majestically on the dockside overlooking Cardiff Bay, its free to enter and has incredible architectural styling both inside and out, today they showed a short film of the history of the shipping centre that is Cardiff. The tiles, the light fittings and... More 

Thank vinnyjoe90
Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pierhead is a historical building that shows the importance of the pier and bay for Cardiff years ago. The small exposition inside tells all the information needed to picture how it was back then.

Thank renato-sma
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attracted to Pier Head by its unusual terracotta gothic appearance and discovered when we came closer that it was open to the public. We were given an introductory video presentation on the development of the docks and the industry of South Wales. We were then able to walk round the building. I was particularly impressed with the old... More 

Thank Peter Z

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