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The Museum of Cardiff explores the city’s story and heritage, telling the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city - its people.

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri

10:00 - 16:00

Sat - Sun

10:00 - 22:00

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 perfect place to start your visit to Cardiff!

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.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Tickets & Prices

Admission is FREE – charges are made for school / education group visits and some events.

Luggage Lockers

Small £5 / Medium £8 / Large £10
(Available 10.00 – 15.30)

GETTING TO THE MUSEUM OF CARDIFF

BY BUS

The nearest bus stops are on Westgate Street or Kingsway.

BY RAIL

The nearest train stations are Cardiff Central or Cardiff Queen Street.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE MUSEUM OF CARDIFF

Telephone

029 2034 6214

Email

cardiffstory@cardiff.gov.uk

Address

The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH