Welcome to the Norwegian Church Arts Centre

The Norwegian Church Arts Centre is one of the city’s landmark buildings and a registered charity, situated in Cardiff Bay and has panoramic views over the waterfront. Formerly a Church for Norwegian Sailors, the iconic building dates back to the industrial revolution, when Cardiff Docks were the world’s greatest exporter of coal.

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.

Visiting Hours















The kitchen will close around 1 hour before closing. Hot food is served until 16.30pm. Drinks and cakes available until closing time. Contactless and card payments only.

Relax in our Café

Enjoy a bite to eat in the perfect location to soak up the panoramic views of Cardiff Bay. Our Norsk café has a delicious selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches, soft drinks and speciality coffee. Whether you’re meeting friends or planning a walk around Cardiff Bay, our café is a light and homely space with a Nordic twist where you can come and relax.

keep up to date with the norwegian church arts centre

What's On

Gallery Gift Shop

Gallery Gift Shop

Hire our space

The Norwegian Church Arts Centre makes an ideal location for celebrations, classes 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 unique space that can be tailored to perfectly suit your needs.