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Pierhead Building

Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
+44 29 2089 8200
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Small museum telling the history of Cardiff & the bay area. Very informative video amazing tiles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Redhill, United Kingdom
One of the attractions at the Bay

I love this building. There is so much interesting history in this area and this building is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marisa B
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Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
+44 29 2089 8200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum telling the history of Cardiff & the bay area. Very informative video amazing tiles! Worth a visit.

Thank liana_twaites
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this building. There is so much interesting history in this area and this building is totally worth visiting.

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cardiffs historic landmark building in the Bay. Pop in if you are passing. Nice place with an aire of the past when Cardiff Barry and Newport werre the largest coal exporting portds in the world. Get to see some of the old photos that place...More

Thank dicktonyboy
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We walked around the Pierhead Building on our visit to Cardiff Bay. You don't need a lot of time, but it is still worth a visit. Some beautiful tile work inside and lovely views of the bay.

Thank 182kassiel
Reviewed 13 April 2017

You can't miss this building it is so red and solid looking, go inside and look around and find out it's significance. A film presented in English and Welsh explains it's former use and significance and gives your feet a rest!

Thank D789L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Like the title says, pretty building that can be entered free of charge. There are some 1940's/1950's items displayed. We had seen everything in building after 10 minutes. The outside is very special with its deep red color. I suppose that on a summery day...More

Thank Diarto A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a fast historic pit stop at the Cardiff bay. It's fast to see but interesting since the building itself is interesting by it's history but above all because of the red color and Gothic architecture.

1  Thank MokkaJ
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went there last year. A bit on the expensive side but well worth it if you have something to celebrate. I am going again on Wednesday evening 12th April with family for my 80th birthday. Looking forward to it and will write a report within...More

Thank bh07cdh
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful terracotta coloured building now part of the estate of the Welsh Assembly. Interesting 5 mins film about the history of the dock area, shown on the hour. Could not go upstairs as rooms were in use. Helpful receptionist.

Thank David N
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Incredibly well preserved building, the terracotta bricks & tiles look like they were made yesterday! The ceramic tiling in the entrance hall & stairway are also stunning. The video which was showing in the main hall, explaining the history of Cardiff docks, was very interesting...More

Thank Jo O
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