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Pierhead Building

Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
+44 29 2089 8200
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Harbour Masters Building

Free entry to the old Harbour Masters building. Great views from large windows. Attractive tiled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
isle of wight
Huge Stately Building in Cardiff Bay

Built in 1897 in French-Gothic Renaissance style, completely clad in striking glazed red terracotta... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
+44 29 2089 8200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry to the old Harbour Masters building. Great views from large windows. Attractive tiled interior...small museum of the docks. Nice way to fill half an hour.

Thank corkheadIsleOfWight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in 1897 in French-Gothic Renaissance style, completely clad in striking glazed red terracotta manufactured in Ruabon, the Pierhead Building stands proud among its more modern neighbours. It is now part of the National Assembly of Wales. Architecturally fascinating inside and outside, there is an...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting building which holds various events. We like popping in but then we live close by. You would need to check the website for details on what is happening.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Victorian delight set amongst the ultra modern surroundings of the regenerated Cardiff Bay. Several (free) small exhibitions showing the history of the area and how it has changed over the years. So nice that this building has remained through it all. Definitely worth...More

Thank Deb0rahB
Reviewed July 12, 2017

The this beautiful red building is a of stunning design on the outside and laced with the most beautiful tile work of it's time. The stair case and banister rail are simply exquisite, showing it's tiling to it best advantage. A real must see if...More

Thank Mr_Global_Roamer
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This looks an amazing building on the outside but there's very little inside. We were a little disappointed with this one. We felt there could have been so much more done here. There was a TV with a man explaining the History of the building...More

Thank AEB42
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The building is just plain pretty. I loved the really cool tiles all around the inside. A big portion was closed off when I visited so I only saw a small part. It was free and easy to get to on the bay so stop...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed July 7, 2017

This building stands out in Cardiff Bay and it is worth popping in to see the local history exhibitions, downstairs and upstairs. It is free and well worth just having a look upstairs to look out of the window for the wonderful views!

Thank Pip P
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Lots to see in this building. The history of the bay is presented in an interesting video. Many rooms portraying aspects of the history in the bay. A very beautiful building. Plus it's free. The Pierhead Building is a Grade I listed building of the...More

Thank ceciliamorrison
Reviewed June 16, 2017

The pierhead is stunning to look at from the outside and the history given in the little mini museum rooms inside are well worth taking 30-45mins to explore. Recommended.

Thank Celtic Q
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