Visit the centrepiece of one of the world’s finest civic centres


VCNM logo - orangeVisit the centrepieces of one of the world’s finest civic centres.
City Hall stands in the heart of Cardiff. It is the centrepiece of one of the world’s finest civic centres, an area of impressive civic buildings, landscaped gardens and broad tree- lined avenues. Opened in 1906, after Cardiff was given its Royal Charter as a city in 1905, City Hall is predominately a venue for conferences, exhibitions and events but is also open to visitors to the city.

The impressive exterior of City Hall built in the English Renaissance style from Portland stone prepares the visitor for the highly decorative Edwardian interiors, including the magnificent Marble Hall lined by columns of Sienna marble mounted in bronze and the Council Chamber which has witnessed many passionate debates over the years. City Hall houses an extensive art collection, including ‘Winter’ by Joseph Farquharson, and is on display for visitors to see and enjoy. A booklet is available free of charge from the City Hall reception desk which gives full details of the collection. There is no charge for entry, but some of the rooms may not be available for viewing if they have been hired for a private function.

By road

City Hall is in the Civic Centre, in the heart of Cardiff. On-street pay and display parking is available outside.

Public transport

Central and Queen Street train stations are just a few minutes’ walk from City Hall. Several Cardiff Bus routes are convenient for City Hall, including those that stop in Dumfries Place and North Road. For more information visit



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