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The Cardiff Story Museum

Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales

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Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Discover how Cardiff turned from a small market town in the 1300's to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900's at The Cardiff Story Museum.

The fun, free and interactive galleries are in the beautiful historic Old Library building; full of stories, objects, photographs and film telling the history of the people of Cardiff.

The Cardiff in Context gallery is split into 3 areas. A Port of Some Importance show how and why people first settled in Cardiff and how their communities developed, with hands-on activities to help you discover the city's Bronze Age, Roman, Norman and Medieval past!

The Changing Cardiff exhibit shows how the today's city has been shaped over time, varying with the wealth and success of the docks. 

Working Lives explores how 'Cardiffians' have made their living over the years from the land and sea, to industry and hospitality. You can eavesdrop on historical characters and examine personal items in the Object Theatre.

The Cardiff Story also has a varied programme of temporary exhibitions running across another 3 whole galleries too, so repeat visits are just as interesting because, so long as you leave a few months between, there's bound to be something different to see!

Plus, the 2nd Friday of every month is dedicated to your under 5's at Dinky Dragons! From 10am until 3pm there's special provision and activities for the small ones, including play, stories, detective trails, rhymes, crafts messy play and musical fun. 


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF10 1BH, Wales


Click here to visit The Cardiff Story Museum's website
029 2078 8334

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission


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