Around Mermaid Quay

Mermaid Quay provides the perfect focal point from which to plan a day out exploring the rich heritage and wide range of fun activities of Cardiff’s vibrant waterfront. Other landmark buildings and tourist attractions nearby include:

  • DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE

    Adventure though time and space. Step through a crack in time to help the Doctor escape his foes, fly the TARDIS and come face-to-face with Daleks, Cybermen and Sontarans. Packed with amazing special effects as well as original props, costumes & artefacts. Fun for family and fans.
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  • CARDIFF DEVILS ICE HOCKEY

    The best night out in Cardiff Bay - don't miss a moment of the coolest action in the City!
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  • WORLD OF BOATS

    A waterfront museum charting the history of boats from earliest dug outs to modern craft plus the BoatLab restoration project.
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  • ROALD DAHL PLASS

    The former Oval Basin dock is now a 10,000 capacity outdoor public entertainment arena, located immediately adjacent to Mermaid Quay.
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  • SENEDD

    Opened in 2006, the Senedd building was designed by renowned British architect Richard Rogers. It is the Welsh Assembly Government's debating chamber.
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  • THE PIERHEAD

    Built in 1897, the Pierhead building has remained a constant feature in Cardiff Bay - its clock is unofficially known as the Big Ben of Wales. Restored in 2010 it hosts exhibitions on the history of The Bay and is a venue for public debate.
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  • Wales Millennium Centre

    Opened in 2004, the Millennium Centre is a key cultural and physical landmark in the Bay hosting a wide range of performances from opera and ballet to comedy and musicals.
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  • Techniquest

    The UK's longest established science and discovery centre is just two minutes from Mermaid Quay and gives visitors a hands-on approach to science.
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  • Norwegian Church

    Formerly the church of the Norwegian sailors, the building was moved to its present location in 1992, and is now a thriving cultural centre.
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