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Pierhead Building, Cardiff

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The Pierhead Building (Welsh: Adeilad y Pierhead) is a Grade I listed building of the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay, Wales. It stands as one of the city of Cardiff's most familiar landmarks and was built in 1897 as the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company.


The clock on the building is unofficially known as the "Baby Big Ben" or the "Big Ben of Wales", and also serves as a Welsh history museum. The Pierhead Building is part of the estate of the National Assembly for Wales, which also includes the Senedd and Ty Hywel.
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  • Though I was aware of this building, I had no idea it was a free gallery. The gallery had exhibits and information panels which revealed more information regarding Cardiff's history. Worth a few...  more »
  • This was a small and mildly interesting place to check out. Especially on a cold and rainy day its fine. It gives a history of the city and the bay.  more »
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