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Cute Museum

Well set out especially for younger visitors. Easy to walk around and lots of information about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyable Way to Learn Local History

This is a small, free museum housed in the old Cardiff library. It is clear how much love has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leslie O
Cleveland, Ohio
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In our fun, free and interactive galleries, discover how Cardiff was transformed from the small market town of the 1300s, to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital we know today. The museum, in the beautiful...more
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The Old Library Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well set out especially for younger visitors. Easy to walk around and lots of information about Cardiff given.

Thank uklovers2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, free museum housed in the old Cardiff library. It is clear how much love has been put into this museum and into the exhibits. The items shown are all contributions made by local, and include many written stories and memories about...More

1  Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Yes it’s a great place to visit to buy souvenirs of Wales but also to discover much about the heritage of this fascinating city. Right in the centre and close to shops and restaurants, this has a number of interesting interactive exhibits. We learned a...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Expected an interesting museum for adults to enjoy as well as younger people but it is clearly aimed at children. The Victorian tiles and decoration inside are in impressive but other than that we walked in, had a quick look and left again. Not suitable...More

2  Thank Mytripsandholidays
Reviewed 29 May 2018

No cost. A history of the city told through text and photographs with some artefacts. Well laid out and informative.

Thank John C
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

As a Cardiff boy I feel so much hasn't been mentioned or exhibited so felt disappointed in my visit which lasted 30 minutes. The building is impressive as I used to visit when it was our library. Largish gift shop and tourist information included on...More

Thank Ernie H
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We stopped by because it was raining. To be honest, I was not expecting much. As I started learning about the history of Cardiff, I was fascinated. The museum shows us the lives of regular people. I see this museum has been created by labour...More

Thank nownow29
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 10 year old grandson and we had a great time. This was my first visit, I'd been intending to visit for some time, and I'm glad we did. Loads of information on Cardiff history and well presented. Fun interactive things for children...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Is nothing special but if you have a few minutes it is worth to have a look. Went with my friend who came to visit from London

Thank zebrowskaaleks
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited and enjoyed learning the history of Cardiff and the staff were very friendly. If you are in Cardiff and have an hour I recommend popping in for a visit.

Thank Kayleigh W
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