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Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Set on The edge of Cardiff Bay, the Pierhead building is definitely worth visiting. It is a firstly a museum outlining the history of the area but it is also a a fantastic display of the craftsmanship of the era. The tiles in the lobby...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the Daffodil boat, well worth a visit. Gave insight into the history of the Bay, also houses exhibitions.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SarahV284
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Fabulously interesting piece of architecture in a prominent and eye catching position in Cardiff bay. So much detail in the fancy brickwork. An iconic landmark. Really sorry that we did not have time to go and see what was on offer inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dawnl795
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Definitely pop in to this free to enter building. Interesting historical displays in this well maintained Cardiff bay iconic building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leethomaswal
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

This building really takes the breath away, immaculately restored and truly eye catching it demands exploring inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phil_cox
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a great looking building. A real highlight of the bay area. Even inside there are lots of nice touches - the tiling was beautiful (but tiling is probably too work-like a word for the tiles all around). Definitely worth a close look.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulcninja
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This grade one listed building has a great tower and clock and is the Big Ben of Wales. It was built in 1897 and was the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This beautiful red brick building with clock tower sits majestically among the new modern buildings. It is a must visit with superb Victorian features inside including fabulous tiles. The views from the upstairs windows are incredible and there is also a short film on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ish
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Interesting architecture restored to its former grandeur. Displays and pictures from the earlier era.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

In Cardiff, the influence of the Bute family is everywhere as they were respinsible for the 19th century prosperity of the city. A fascjnating building commissioned by the Bute family's dock company, the Pierhead Building designed by William Frame who worked alongside William Burgess, is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian C
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