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The Cardiff Story

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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 5 days 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 1 week ago
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Very interesting new exhibition with lots of interactive activities for children (and grown up children!). We loved the model house showing life through the ages with very clever animations and the film and audio clips from ordinary Cardiff citizens

6  Thank debbie_hall85
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

As a resident of Cardiff. I have always enjoyed walking past the area known as The Hayes with its Parisienne feel, if the weather is nice! its small triangle of Café, and fairly recent additions of a tastefully done Fish and Chip shop and Ice...More

3  Thank steven e
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank jbeevi
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank CoventryJools
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank DaveThomasLeicester
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.

Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 28 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

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.

Thank johnpR2703RZ
Reviewed 23 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

Thank dangrayy
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

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
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