Attractions and Places to Visit in Cardiff
There are plenty of things to do on a family day out in Cardiff. Discover history, culture and entertainment from Doctor Who to the home of Welsh rugby
You’ll find a lively entertainment scene in and around Cardiff, which features opera, ballet, musicals, and live music from top acts. Across the city, there are a range of theatres, galleries and arts and live music venues.
You can explore French Impressionist paintings at the national museum, find out about Cardiff’s local history at the Cardiff Story Museum and Cardiff Bay’s maritime heritage at Y Pierhead. From the traditional to the ground-breakingly modern, from seating thousands to cosy intimate spaces, Cardiff can satisfy every taste.
Discover Wales’s rich mining heritage in this amazing, award winning interactive museum complete with an underground tour. Big Pit won the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year in 2005 and is part of the Blaenafon Industrial Landscape World Heritage.
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. If you want to stand and stare, there’s plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs.