Welcome to the Norwegian Church Arts Centre

The iconic Norwegian Church Arts Centre is one of the capital city’s landmark buildings, situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay – with glorious, panoramic views over the waterfront. Formerly a Church for Norwegian Sailors, the unique building dates back to the industrial revolution, when Cardiff’s Docks were the greatest exporter of coal globally.

Built in 1868, the venue provided a base for Norwegian seafarers. Discover more about our rich history as well as Cardiff’s old ports.

We regularly host exhibitions and art events in our unique and light space. Take a look at our What’s On page for the latest upcoming events.

The venue is FREE to visit and open to the public Wednesday to Sunday. Start planning your visit to one of Cardiff’s top rated attractions today.

Opening Times








9am – 4:30pm

9am – 4:30pm

9am – 4:30pm

9am – 4:30pm

9am – 4:30pm

9am – 4:30pm

9am – 4:30pm

Hot food will be available from 12pm, with drinks, delicious fresh pastries and cakes available all day. 

Contactless and card payments only.

Relax in the Norsk Café Bar

Enjoy a bite to eat in the perfect location to soak up the panoramic views of Cardiff Bay. Our Norsk Café Bar and Terrace has a delicious daily selection of pastries, cakes and our own unique blend of coffee, with an amazing street-food offer created by the brilliant Yorkshire Wrap. Whether you’re meeting friends or planning a walk around Cardiff Bay, the Norsk Café Bar is a light and homely space where you can come and properly relax.

Keep up to date with live events at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre

We're available to hire...

The Norwegian Church Arts Centre makes an ideal location for celebrations, performances and corporate events, overlooking the waterfront in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Whether you’re holding an evening drinks reception, planning a full day party with live entertainment, or arranging a corporate networking event, the venue gives you a flexibility and a unique space that can be tailored to suit your needs.