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National Museum Cardiff

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed today

Having been visiting since I was a child I loved bringing first my daughter then all my grandchildren to this place. Lots of favourite bitsfor the kids (the dinosaurs, the shark and giant turtle!) but my favourite area is the display of Impressionist paintings. In...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with my wife. Didn’t expect the collection this museum has. There are loads of things to see. My wife likes arts and I like science. We couldn’t finish in one day so visited again on the next day. Absolutely wonderful. And it is free...More

Thank philipcR7293VU
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to see the Tim Peake travelling exhibit of the soyuz spacecraft he returned to earth in. The spacecraft is presented in a dark display space with the parachute behind it and a panoramic display screen of the interior in front of it. His space...More

Thank WelshTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mum and I popped in here on Sunday following the Remembrance commemoration in Alexandra Park, and the military parade around the Civic Centre. As a result of the events mentioned above, the Museum was very busy and a security bag check was in place. There...More

Thank Luke_Sweeney_Todd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The national museum is located just off the boulevard de Nantes, entry is free, lots of interesting exhibits, so much to see on the history of Wales

Thank christopherwT8475GQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner didn't expect the museum to be so big and have so much to see. The artwork is vast and varied and includes all different styles such as Old European, Welsh, Ceramics and modern with big name artists on display such as...More

Thank jbeevi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is free and has a good natural history part to it We came for the art which is less good. Some very nice exhibits but generally poorly laid out and poorly signed We came to see some specific items listed on the website...More

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Impressionists Collection and the story behind is worth the Visit. The rest was too involved with Geology for my Interest. I thought the staff were not well informed or open to engagement.

2  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our visit to Cardiff we were advised to go to the National Museum and I'm so glad that we did. As a lover of the arts I have visited many provincial (not that this is provincial) and found that the quality of the art...More

Thank McHammer999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take kids in the rain or when you are skint. Lots to see and do and great place for them to learn about the past.

Thank Mike A
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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