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The Cardiff Story

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice Interactive Museum

The museum is small but really nice and offers an introduction into the history of Cardiff for all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Black gold

From a small market town we can learn how Cardiff became one of the busiest ports in the world in... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Ashford, 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but really nice and offers an introduction into the history of Cardiff for all ages. Most things are interactive (and they are adding more interactive elements) and on entering a very helpful member of sraff offered us audio guides, but we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

From a small market town we can learn how Cardiff became one of the busiest ports in the world in 1900 through coal exports. A free museum that is worth popping in and having a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Almost never bothered as it looked like it was just for kids on the entrance down. However, it is well worth a quick look around and has some interesting exhibits and interactive exhibits. The videos are short. I would also take time to glance at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoventryJools
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Possibly one of the best free museums we have ever visited - and we've seen them all round the world! Visit the tiled old entrance - exquisite. The inside is brilliant - well thought out and celebrates the history of struggle and ordinary people in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chicagobanana
Reviewed 27 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnpR2703RZ
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank danielgray212
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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