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The Cardiff Story

The Old Library Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH, Wales
+44 29 2078 8334
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Great idea for free!

The cardiff story museum was a perfect shelter on a rainy day but above all a great way to know... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carole L
Montreal, Canada
Free, simple, informative

Just a simple walk from the train station, this exhibit gave a nice overview of the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon M
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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The Old Library Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH, Wales
City Centre
+44 29 2078 8334
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cardiff story museum was a perfect shelter on a rainy day but above all a great way to know better the cityI was visiting. a place to visit first.

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a simple walk from the train station, this exhibit gave a nice overview of the history of Cardiff, with a little on Wales. Yes, some of the history was grand, but I particularly liked the section of interviews with ordinary workers from post-WW2 (now...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented story of Cardiff. Geared for children, but the parents will enjoy too. Lots of interactive displays

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend a visit here if you'd like to get a quick grasp of the history of Cardiff. The information is presented in lots of different ways and I think it is suitable for everyone from school age upwards.

Thank GdeB999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first visit was an eye opener and every one since has revealed another facet of the city's development. An enjoyable way to spend for as long as you want.

Thank lewismikex
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

We were not planning on going here after deciding what to do with our day. However we were having lunch in the building next door and it was recommended to us as a must see by the waitress. Glad we did go it didn't take...More

1  Thank JKeane76
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This place is well worth a visit and tells you the story of Cardiff by interactive screens that I enjoyed children can build a town up with building blocks and enjoy playing with the train and various other child like activities that the museum does...More

Thank hols256
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this small, interactive museum. I visited with my teenage son, who is not very interested in history, but the museum was interactive enough to hold his attention for about an hour. I could have stayed for much longer, learning more about many...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour learning about Cardiff's history in a highly interactive space. It appealed to both children and adults and had helpful staff.?

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Never been to Cardiff City Centre and certainly didn't know any of its history. Happened to find ourselves visiting The Cardiff Story by chance. Free admission although donations are most welcome. Peter the tour guide works Monday and Wednesday mornings and is incredibly knowledgable about...More

Thank Graham G
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