In the 19th century, Cardiff was one Britain’s three major ports, along with London and Liverpool. The Norwegian merchant fleet at the time was the third largest in the world, and Cardiff became one of the major centres of its operations.
Sjømannskirken – the Norwegian Church Abroad organization, which is part of the Church of Norway – followed in its footsteps and established a church in Cardiff Bay in 1868 to serve the religious needs of Norwegian sailors and expatriates.
Cardiff-born writer Roald Dahl was baptised in the church.
The building is now used as an arts centre, appropriately named The Norwegian Church Arts Centre.
Buses to the Norwegian church: baycar 7 8 35 36 from Cardiff City Centre
see www.cardiffbus.com for details