Always wanted to know how Cardiff Bay Barrage operates? Cardiff Harbour Authority is hosting free tours of the Control Room and Barrage on these dates from 10am-midday:
Tuesday 10 September
Tuesday 17 September
Tuesday 24 September
Part of Cadw’s Open Doors Festival, the tours are a fantastic opportunity to gain access to areas that are normally closed to the public, and discover how this incredible feat of engineering works.
About the Barrage:
The Cardiff Bay Barrage is 1.1km long and extends from Cardiff docks in the north to Penarth in the south. This major civil engineering construction project created the Bay, which has over 13km of waterfront. The £220m project was the catalyst for the £2 billion regeneration of the old docklands areas of Cardiff and Penarth.
Staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Barrage Control room is not normally open to the public. The Barrage Lock Keepers are responsible for operating and maintaining the Barrage and undertake essential procedures including the operation of the sluice gates to control the level of water in the Bay. The team will conduct tours of Barrage Control and the Barrage.
About the event:
The tours begin at 10.00am and will last approximately 2 hours.
Please be aware that there is a steep, narrow staircase leading up to the control room with no lift access. The tours are not suitable for children.
Places must be booked in advance by filling in this online form
For further information, please call 029 223 30249.