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This year we welcome the National Eisteddfod to Cardiff Bay. We'll be in the heart of the action, with the Senedd and Pierhead buildings being two of the Maes' key locations throughout the event.

We're excited to welcome Y Lle Celf to the Senedd this year, giving people a fantastic location to enjoy this year's submissions while looking out at the magnificent views of the Bay. The Societies sessions will also be held in our Committee rooms, bringing many wonderful organisations to the Senedd estate. Meanwhile, Maes D, the learner's pavillion, will be held in the historic Pierhead building. 

There will be plenty to see and do at the Senedd throughout the Eisteddfod week, so make sure you pay a visit to one of Wales' most iconic buildings this August.

The Assembly at the Eisteddfod

 
See the home of Welsh Democracy
Go behind the scenes of Welsh politics and explore the Senedd. Discover our bulding's magnificent architecture and find out more about politics in Wales.
Join us for one of Societies Sessions
Join us for one of our Societies sessions featuring some special events and guest speakers for some fascinating talks, panels and lectures. 
Have your photo taken in the Chamber
For one week only, visitors have the opportunity to have a photo in the Llywydd's seat, an exclusive treat for Eisteddfod week.                                              
 

Get involved in the work of our Committees

Want to have your say on the issues that are important to you? Find out more about our Committees' current enquiries and what you can do to get involved.

Enjoy a refreshment with the best views in Cardiff Bay
The Senedd Cafe and the Members' Tea Room will be open throughout the week, serving a range of drinks and snacks. Take a break from the action and enjoy the atmosphere in the Senedd.
Information about visiting the Senedd

Find out all you need to know about visiting the Senedd during Eisteddfod week.

The Eisteddfod at the Assembly

 
Y Lle Celf (External Link)
Visit the Senedd to experience this year's Lle Celf exhibiton -  a multi-media open exhibition of contemporary fine and applied art, and a celebration of architecture in Wales.
Societies Sessions (External Link)

We're thrilled to be hosting this year's Societies sessions. Find out more about the sessions taking place in the Senedd throughout the week.

Shw'mae Caerdydd: Learn Welsh (External Link)

Want to learn Welsh? You'll find a warm welcome in the Pierhead for everyone who's interesting in learning how to speak Welsh.

Important information

Security

The National Assembly for Wales is committed to delivering an excellent standard of service to all its visitors.

Security access arrangements, security access systems and procedures have been designed to provide free access to non restricted areas, whilst at the same time ensuring the safety of the building and everyone within it.

Our usual security arrangements will be in place during the week of the Eisteddfod. For more information about our procedures, visit our Security and Access pages. 

If you are attending any of the Societies sessions, please ensure that you allow plenty of time to go through security. We advise that you avoid bringing large bags with you and carrying as few belongings as possible to make the process quicker.

Photography

We intend to take photographs and film footage at the event which will be used to promote the work of the Assembly and engage with the people of Wales. We may for this through our social media platforms, our website or in printed and digital material. If you do not want to appear in such media, please contact a member of staff. See our full privacy policy on our website about how we use your information.

Buggy Park

You may leave your buggies in the designated area but the Assembly will not be monitoring or providing security for buggies left in the designated area. This means the designated area will be unattended and, therefore, buggies are left at your own risk and we will not be responsible for loss or theft of buggies or damage to them. 



 


 




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