Coal Exchange building

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Coal Exchange building information

Cardiff , Wales
Address
Street Mount Stuart Sq
More information
www.coalexchange.co.uk
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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.