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The Cardiff Story

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Perfect for Families!

The Cardiff story museum focuses on telling the story of Cardiff. This free museum looks at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Very Interesting Snapshots of Cardiff

Greatly enjoyed our visit to this museum; interesting selection of exhibits covering Cardiff's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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...more
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The Old Library Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH, Wales
City Centre
+44 29 2034 6214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice looking venue with some very good information but also some that seems just hashed together and unclear. Great interactive models for kids to mess around with.

Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cardiff story museum focuses on telling the story of Cardiff. This free museum looks at the history in an interactive way geared towards kids. I only had 45 minutes, so I skipped the audio tour, and pretty much saw the museum in that time....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greatly enjoyed our visit to this museum; interesting selection of exhibits covering Cardiff's history, and a nice restaurant for a mid-visit meal or coffee.

Thank johnpR2703RZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant for the kids! They got given a bag on arrival with a detective hat, magnifying glass, colouring pencils and a book with a trail to follow with questions along the way. It was very interactive and interesting but unfortunately a few of the exhibits...More

Thank dangrayy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful interactive museum that tells the story of Cardiff in a fascinating and easy to follow way. My children, aged 8 and 12 were as engrossed as I was and there were lots of exhibits where they could press buttons and touch...More

Thank TheWanderingWoman
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This museum is smallish and very children and family friendly as there are so many activities to engage children. It is equally informative for adults and gives a great deal of information about the history of Wales to present day. It is well designed and...More

Thank ama1965
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We came here at the start of our visit to the city because we thought it would give us a good introduction to Cardiff. Unfortunately it didn’t really explain anything. The were events mentioned but not in any real depth, also some of the interactive...More

Thank Citizenandrew
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Well set out especially for younger visitors. Easy to walk around and lots of information about Cardiff given.

Thank uklovers2018
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is a small, free museum housed in the old Cardiff library. It is clear how much love has been put into this museum and into the exhibits. The items shown are all contributions made by local, and include many written stories and memories about...More

1  Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Yes it’s a great place to visit to buy souvenirs of Wales but also to discover much about the heritage of this fascinating city. Right in the centre and close to shops and restaurants, this has a number of interesting interactive exhibits. We learned a...More

Thank Ian S
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