Pierhead Building

Pierhead Building, Cardiff

Pierhead Building
4.5
Visitor Centres • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Government Buildings
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10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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annie20061
Tidworth, UK862 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We wandered in to look at the building and we were welcomed inside. There is a video and a room explaining the history of the building. In the main hall there is a longer historical video. You can look upstairs where there are some mementos on display. The inside is so interesting, beautiful coloured tiles and worth a visit.
Written 14 June 2022
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OldhamAngieB
Oldham19 contributions
Jun 2022
I visited the Pierhead Building during a brief trip to Cardiff and was so happy to not only have had the chance to explore it's beautiful internal architecture but to have met Shay who was able to give visitors such a clear and comprehensive history of the place. I really appreciated the warm welcome I received and his knowledge and enthusiasm for both the building and Cardiff itself. Many thanks Shay, you are a teriffic ambassador and I would advise everyone visiting Cardiff Bay to do as I did and explore this lovely old building.
Written 5 June 2022
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LesleyScarborough
Scarborough, United Kingdom1,113 contributions
Apr 2022
It was closed when we visited 19 - 22 April 2022 with no information or explanation whatsover outside about when it might re-open, if ever. What a disappointment.
Written 14 May 2022
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,447 contributions
Jun 2021
The red brick Pierhead Building is such a contrast with the more modern Cardiff Bay.

In one sense it is a meeting of new and old Cardiff Bay.
Written 30 January 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel35,191 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a lovely building that tells the story of Cardiff Bay along the years.
It's well worth a 15-30 minutes visit or so.
Written 21 August 2021
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,950 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This building really takes centre stage in the Cardiff Bay Area and is a nod to the history of this lovely City. Beautiful building.
Written 22 May 2021
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Deb L
5 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
They wanted to keep all visitors at a bay. Such a pity that this building by the bay not to be visited.
Written 15 January 2021
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Cal S
Willenhall, UK184 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This building truly is beautiful, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Made with a rich red brickwork, a great addition to the bay
Written 3 September 2020
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gingerjudith
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK461 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Gorgeous bed brick building in a prominent position on the Quayside. unfortunately couldn't go inside due to Covid - hopefully next time we'll be luckier.
Written 23 August 2020
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Jon T
64 contributions
Jul 2020
Beautiful old building so well maintained. Well worth a visit or just a time filler. Shame you couldn't go inside and see what i can only imagine would be stunning mouldings & workmanship. (closed because of covid-19)
Written 21 July 2020
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