The Cardiff Story

The Cardiff Story
The Cardiff Story, The Old Library, Trinity Street,
Cardiff
CF10 1BH
Wales

Website

www.cardiffstory.com

E-mail

cardiffstory@cardiff.gov.uk

Telephone

029 2078 8334

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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 and historic Old Library building, is rich in stories, objects, photographs and film telling the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city – its people.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

10 am–5 pm Monday - Saturday
11 am - 4 pm Sunday

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

The Old Library is situated on the Hayes in Cardiff city centre. The main entrance is on Trinity Street, opposite Howells' department store.

Bus: the most convenient bus stops for the Old Library are in Westgate Street and Bute Terrace. The Central Bus station is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

Train: Cardiff Central is a five minute walk away, and Queen Street around 10 minutes’ walk.

Taxi: after 11am the closest place to be dropped off by taxi is on Wharton Street, 50 yards from the Museum entrance.

Park and Ride: The city centre Park & Ride service is also available, details here.

Parking: Click here for the latest information on city centre parking. For a map showing all city centre car parks, click here.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Janette Parris

'Bad Copy: Carrdiff by Parris'

  • 16 May 2014 7-10pm

Spot the dozens of faked artefacts created by leading contemporary artists including Georgina Starr, Paul Noble, Mark Titchner, Dawn Mellor, Catherine Yass & Thomas Demand.

Funny and bizarre alternative tour of the galleries will be delivered by a specially invited guest.

Be blown away by the diversely talented MA students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama performing the World Premiere of Parris’ live art project 'The Cardiff Story Musical' based on artefacts from the museum’s collection.

The infamously large lift of the Cardiff Story will be shown off in grand fashion, with an exciting lineup of live musical performances in this unexpected space.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

The Old Library is situated on the Hayes in Cardiff city centre. The main entrance is on Trinity Street, opposite Howells' department store.

Bus: the most convenient bus stops for the Old Library are in Westgate Street and Bute Terrace. The Central Bus station is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

Train: Cardiff Central is a five minute walk away, and Queen Street around 10 minutes’ walk.

Taxi: after 11am the closest place to be dropped off by taxi is on Wharton Street, 50 yards from the Museum entrance.

Park and Ride: The city centre Park & Ride service is also available, details here.

Parking: Click here for the latest information on city centre parking. For a map showing all city centre car parks, click here.

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