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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:45
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful museum, full of treasures. It is an amazing place ... it well deserves more than one visit by all means. You can go alone , with family, with kids ... there is something for everyone

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 2 days ago

First place we head to is the National Museum of Wales. Beautiful building , all stone and with lots of stone images on the structure. To make it interesting there are huge claws on the top....kind of takes away from the elegance but interesting for...More

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Finally got to take my two boys 7&5 to this fantastic museum. We spent 1.5 hours but could have easily have stayed longer as we never got to see the art gallery upstairs. The boys enjoyed walking round seeing all the different fossils, dinosaur skeletons...More

Thank Rhia2000
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice day out, parking near by, on the edge of the town where there is food other entertainment and the museum itself is really something special. Go to find out.

Thank Caitlin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to see at the National Museum - at the moment the fabulous dinosaur babies exhibition is on display, alongside the exhibition on the evolution of Wales. Don't miss the gallery which has a wonderful collection of impressionist art and sculptures including...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been meaning to visit for a while...easy to park on the road nearby with a reasonable fee. Great exhibitions, and really enjoyed the Agatha Christie display, and WOW some Monet and Van Goth! Only disappointment was the cost of refreshments and at 4.40pm was almost...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved it. So much beautiful and interesting artworks, I could have spent a whole day in there alone, there is so much to see.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great paintings and other exhibits in this underrated museum. Pay it a visit its worth it and its free in the beautiful Cathays Park area of the city.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't believe this place is actually free at such a hidden gem! The exhibitions are fabulous what I love is the little games within the exhibitions that you can play the entertains the kids and educates them! The only downfall was the price in...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken the kids here many many times when they were young and now often wander round during lunch breaks - always something interesting to see and the Monet's in the art section are really amazing. And it's totally free - bargain!

Thank Steve H
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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