Coal Exchange building
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Butetown History & Arts Centre
This centre is devoted to preserving oral histories, documents and images of the docklands. The displays put the area into both a...
Cardiff Road Train
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Bute Dock Hotel
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Coal Exchange building information
Lonely Planet review
Mount Stuart Square is the heart of Victorian Butetown, once the residential district that housed the dock workers. The old Coal Exchange was once the nerve centre of the Welsh coal trade, and for a time the place where international coal prices were set - it was here in March 1908 that a coal merchant wrote the world's first-ever around £1 million-pound cheque. The Exchange now houses a vibrant arts and performance venue.