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National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art. The building also has galleries showing the diverse natural history of Wales, as well as a journey taking you through the Evolution of Wales (with dinosaur displays) from the very beginnings of time to the present day.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here for a day out & wander round. There is a lot to see & I love the different exhibitions they have on. We enjoyed a nice cuppa & cream scone whilst there which was lovely.

Thank MacyGriff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is in Cardiff centre it is surprising what is happening at the museum, the staff and volunteers and knowledgeable and really helpful and its free!

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums in the country , a museum thats leading the way rather than being dragged along with the rest . Well thought out lay out with all ages catered for natural history section brilliant geology very good as well , if...More

Thank Peter e
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through Bute Park and followed the Taff Trail by the river with the aim of getting to Castle Coch. Well worth doing and not strenuous. Didn't quite make it all the way as we wanted to go to choral evensong at Llandaff Cathedral....More

Thank 761ChrisL761
Reviewed 1 week ago

Half of a large party of Bristol Savages enjoyed an excellent art tour by one of the curators Beth Macintyre. She focused on the collection of the wealthy Davies Sisters particularly the Turners, Monet's and Rodin's The Kiss. A delight! The other half of the...More

Thank PGNM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favourite place for our grandchildren to visit. They particularly like the model of the basking shark and the dinosaurs. They also like the Discovery Centre where they can handle and examine specimens. The art galleries are peaceful havens where they have works...More

Thank TJeffP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled from Carlisle just to see the Peter Doig painting..well worth it but what a wealth of aret there is to see as well. Great pre Raphaelite and Impressionist paintings. I could have easily spent a couple of days in here. The staff in the...More

Thank seamuscumbria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came specifically to visit the art gallery and its world famous collection. Had we had more time, we would have liked to explore further, and there certainly seemed to be lots of activities laid on for families and children during the half term. However,...More

Thank Tangerine26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is remarkable that such a small country has such a huge and historic collection of books, art work, as well as well-done exhibits. Well worth a visit

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 3 hours going through the exhibits on Sunday morning. Told the story of how wales was formed throug the action of tectonic plates. There were fossils and dinosaurs as well as paintings, sculptures and porcelain. Very handy lockers at the entrance to...More

1  Thank Tracey G
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13 June 2017|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear nolanar, thank you for your enquiry, may I ask that you email post@museumwales.ac.uk and direct it at Nigel Williams, Visitor Services Manger, who will be able to consider your enquiry further.
Julie F
27 July 2016|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear Julie F I'm pleased to confirm we are indeed accessible. There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders to the rear of the Visitor Car Park, access via Museum Avenue. Blue Badge holders are entitled to free... More
27 July 2015|
Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Hi JoLou2014, The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central (Bus and Train Station). If you are on foot, then follow the signposts to National Museum. There are regular buses to the Museum from Cardiff Central, and the... More