Pierhead Building

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The Pierhead Building is a Grade I listed building that is the home of the National Assembly for Wales, it is situated in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales. The building was built in 1897 to the designs of architect William Frame, it was opened as the headquarters of the Bute Company but later became the home of the National Assembly for Wales. The building was built to a French Gothic-Renaissance style and has a clock tower which is known locally as ‘The Welsh Big Ben’. The building is one of the most well known in Wales.

Getting there

The building is situated in the Cardiff Bay area. By car, take junction 33 of the M4 and follow the signs, there are local car parks around the Cardiff Bay area. The closest train station is ‘Cardiff Central’, from there you can get the ‘Baycar’ bus service that is a shuttle bus to and from Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Central.

Opening Times and Admission

The Pierhead contains visitor space with exhibitions about the story of the building. The building is free for the public to enter during opening hours.

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