Kids in Museums - Cardiff Story takeover day!

The event is part of the Kids in MuseumsTakeover Day, an initiative which sees young people across the UK taking on meaningful roles at their local museums.

The group of 13 and 14 year olds will replace usual museum staff by taking on the roles of tour guides and object handling sessions. The unique visitor tours will unlock the doors to the Grade II listed Old Library Building, uncovering the buildings hidden secrets which include a spiral staircase leading to an elaborate stained glass window.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "This initiative gives local young people a chance to learn about the history and culture of Cardiff, whilst experiencing first-hand the fantastic work carried out at the museum.

"It follows the success of the Open Doors project, in which cultural venues across the UK allow behind the scenes access. This is just one of many initiatives that the Cardiff Story is involved in to include, engage and make the museum accessible to communities across the city."

Cardiff Story Museum Manager, Victoria Rogers said: "Cardiff Story Museum is a lead organisation in the Welsh Government funded programme, Fusion, which tackles poverty through culture. The museum is very excited to be working with Fitzalan High school on this project.

"The Fusion programme promotes access to learning and the takeover day provides a fun day for students to learn new skills and about how their local museum tells their cities history."

Tours will take place at 12.45pm and 1.45pm. To book please go to

Or contact the museum 029 2034 6214