A fun, free, family day out and a fantastic learning and community resource


VCNM logo - orangeA fun, free museum for all the family exploring the city’s story and heritage.

The perfect place to start your visit to Cardiff!  The Museum of Cardiff is the first museum where Cardiffians and visitors alike can discover the story of the city through the eyes of those who know it best – its people.


The museum tells the tale of how Cardiff was transformed from a small market town in the 1300s, to one of the world’s biggest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital we know today.  With activities for all ages, it is housed in one of Cardiff’s most historic buildings – the Old Library – in the heart of the city centre, and is free entry.

The Museum of Cardiff is a great starting point for any visit to Cardiff, and gives an introduction to the city’s history through engaging, interactive displays.  It uses the stories of the people who have lived and worked in the city over past centuries to bring history to life.

The museum runs a full event and temporary exhibition programme – details can be found on our website or by giving us a ring.

Left Luggage Facility

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 3:30pm

Small: £5
Medium: £8
Large: £10

*plus £3 refundable key deposit

By road

There are multi-storey car parks in the city centre, or us the Park and Ride service from the A48.

Public transport

Bus: the most convenient bus stops for the Old Library are in Westgate Street and Bute Terrace. The Central Bus station is about 10 minutes’ walk away. Train: Cardiff Central is a five minute walk away, and Queen Street around 10 minutes’ walk. Taxi: after 11am the closest place to be dropped off by taxi is on Wharton Street, 50 yards from the Museum entrance. Park and Ride: The city centre Park & Ride service is also available – visit www.cardiff.gov.uk for details.




+44(0)029 2034 6214




The Old Library
Trinity Street
CF10 1BH