The Cardiff Museum Development Trust

Cardiff Communities - The Cardiff Story Phase 2

The Cardiff Story Museum Phase 2 will include a new permanent gallery - Cardiff communities - exploring the city's history in 1st person narratives and corss-cutting themes. The project will also include a temporary exhibition gallery, public research & collections development area and a cafe.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135241)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




It may be relatively small for a capital city but the story of Cardiff is a big one - much too big a story to tell in the 400 sq. m. of our introductory gallery. Our primary users have been identified as older people and families, meaning large numbers of Cardiff's young population are missing out on their heritage. A lack of a dedicated temporary exhibition space means local communities are not able to effectively participate in telling their stories and repeat visits are not readily encouraged


The Cardiff Story Museum will explore more of the city's stories in greater depth through cross-cutting themes in the 2nd permanent gallery - Cardiff Communities. We will target the 17-35 yr old groups and BME communities through specially designed exhibits. Phase 2 also includes plans for a cafe (run as a social enterprise with a charity) and temporary exhibition gallery, extending dwell time and increasing opportunity for participation through community co-created temporary exhibitions.