One of the most remarkable transformations in Cardiff Bay has been that of The Coal Exchange in Mount Stuart Square, from commercial hub to arts and entertainment centre. Its imposing facade speaks of the days when Cardiff was growing fast to become the greatest coal-exporting port in the world - its wealth built on the Black Gold dug from the earth by the miners of the Rhondda and the neighbouring valleys. The Coal Exchange was built between 1883 and 1886 to the designs of James, Seward and Thomas. It was here that Cardiff's leading businessmen-owners of shipping firms, coal mines and of allied businesses met to fix their deals, some with far distant countries. Cardiff, which half a century before had been a market town of 10,000 people with a small coastal trade, had become a commercial centre of importance on the world's stage.
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Address: Coal Exchange
Mount Stuart Square,
No.6 (BAYCAR): 7 days a week from Queen St. Station, Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Rd, St Mary Street, Central Station (Penarth Rd) early to late, every 10 mins during the day. Every 15 mins evenings & weekends.
No.7: from Central Station
No.8: from Heath Hospital
No.35: from Dumfries Place
Arriva Trains Wales offer a frequent rail service with connections at Queen Street & Central Stations. Full details of Valleys & Cardiff local routes can be found in TIMETABLE 5. National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs) 08457 484950
Leave M4 at Junction 33 (via A4232) following the signs for Cardiff Bay, turn left opposite Techniquest into Adelaide Street (Mt. Stuart school is on your left). Cross Old James Street, into Mt. Stuart Square.
2 Hour permitted parking between 8.30am – 6.30pm Mon-Sat around Mt. Stuart Square.
Free Parking no restrictions around Mt. Stuart Square after 6.30pm Mon – Sat and all day Sunday.
Car parking in The Exchange car park is strictly by prior arrangement.
Car Park at Adelaide Street (Mermaid Quay) (3 min walk) and Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village (5 min walk).