The Cardiff Story

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

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

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In The Cardiff Story’s fun, free and interactive galleries, discover how the city 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.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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. Access: The nearest Blue Badge parking is the bottom of Charles Street (come through the St David’s Centre to Working Street) or Westgate Street. The Old Library has a ramp and steps on the Working Street/Cardiff Visitor Centre entrance. Fully accessible toilets are available. If you have any other access needs please contact us and we will aim to help you. Accessible by Public Transport: Cardiff Central station is 0 miles away.


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Opening Times

* Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm

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