Friday, 1 April 2011
The Cardiff Story
The rotating doll’s house wittily depicts family life, including dining, over the years. Spiller’s Records, the oldest record store in the world, is represented through objects and reminiscences from owner Ashli Todd. If you want an olfactory workout, the docks section has evocative smells to sample – garlic, tar rope, fried fish, Turkish cigarettes, oilskins.
Museum Manager Kathleen Howe has stressed that what opened today is only phase 1 of the museum, with phase 2, which will focus more on culture and sport, opening soon in an upstairs gallery.
Don’t miss a trip downstairs to look at the City Lab, especially if you have children with you. It has been designed for kids, with interactive activities and dressing up opportunities. Like the rest of the museum, it’s very well done.