We were really stuck for something to do on a wet Monday recently. J’s school was having an inset day and our usual rainy day venue (the museum) was closed.
A friend had previously recommended the Cardiff Story Museum on The Hayes in town so that’s where we headed. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much (from the outside the building looks like a small gift shop) but we were all pleasantly surprised!
The museum is spread over two floors so we visited the street-level first. J loved the moving models of the houses on Cathedral Road, which showed how the way we live has changed over the years.
There were loads of other interactive exhibits on this floor too – J’s favourites were the animal wall models and build your own Cardiff, where he spent aaaaages!
There was loads for me to look at while J played and baby F slept in her pram, I learned quite a bit about Cardiff that I didn’t know. Every day’s a school day eh? …..
Downstairs in the basement there was loads more to do, including dressing up, a well-equipped play area and loads of interactive activities. There was plenty for kids of all ages. In fact, I wouldn’t mind going without the kids to do some exploring of my own!
If you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day I would really recommend a visit to the Cardiff Story Museum.
The Cardiff Story is free to enter. The museum staff were not aware I’d be blogging about it.