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National Museum Cardiff

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Address: In the Civic Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2039 7951
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10:00 - 16:45
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of...

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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An excellent resource

I have visited this museum on many occasions and it is a fantastic resource amidst the Welsh capital. A wide variety of exceptional artworks, permanent and non permanent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited this museum on many occasions and it is a fantastic resource amidst the Welsh capital. A wide variety of exceptional artworks, permanent and non permanent exhibitions. I would highly recommend this as a day out for all ages, for leisure or educational purposes.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Museum and Galleries of Wales, to give it its full name, is well worth a visit. If it's the only thing you do in Cardiff, do it. There's something for everyone, children included. About the Galleries: an amazing collection, featuring Europe's biggest collection of Impressionist paintings. Really!

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely well kept museum that's suitable for all ages. There are many facilities for children and also for disabled. Obviously not as crowded as the London museum so one can walk around atleisure taking in all the wonderful artifacts.

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After not visiting the museum in years it was lovely to go back and see how well it's been kept and refresh my mind on what they have there. The wonderful World of worms was really interesting and it was cool to see original Quentin Blake illustrations.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Artes Mundi 7 exhibition - what a treat! Diverse and thought provoking. We especially liked the John Akomfrah exhibit - wonderful filming.

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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum worthy of international status. Stunning fine artworks, natural history and prehistoric section , children's area, helpful and insightful staff make this a thoroughly pleasant and instructive visit. The exhibitions change regularly and each one is expertly curated. Set in Cardiff's architecturally interesting and beautiful city centre, this is absolutely a Must See place of interest.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it wasn't for the magnificent art collection donated by the Davies sisters, this place would be pretty boring if I'm honest. Some of the exhibits haven't changed since I was a child forty years ago! Cafe in entrance OK for basic snacks and drinks. Shop quite well stocked. Staff disinterested and unapproachable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a little over and hour to quickly get through the museum. The had a wonderful dinosaur exhibit. The also had some Rossetti and Waterhouse. This is a very manageable museum. You don't feel overwhelmed. It's a must see! Staff was friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit !! It is such a good place to take children as it is so fascinating to see the variety within the museum. If only the wooly mammals could come alive huh !@@

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the Quentin Blake exhibition which is finishing soon and also the great 'Wriggly Worm' exhibition which has many months to run. Worth a visit just to see the worm exhibition which is not just for kids. Worms (model ones) are set into the floor. Giant models of microscopic worm heads would inspire JK Rowling for more Fantastic Beasts.... More 

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