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National Museum Cardiff

In THE CIVIC Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 29 2039 7951
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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%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
In THE CIVIC Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 29 2039 7951
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Attended a conference at the museum. Well organised and a great setting. Museum is amazing but sadly not long enough to look round so will have to come back.

Thank nuttytourists
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice museum, varied exhibits. Would say it's better for older people, don't think there is loads to interest younger children

Thank jessieg2406
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great museum with an excellent assortment of items on display, very proud of Welsh heritage and history. The cafe was disappointing, would expect a little better following on from an amazing site and a comfier place to sit after a day on the feet! Would...More

Thank Georgie-HB75
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They have nice selection of art throughout different eras and it's for free! There was also a section only for wales artists which was interesting.

Thank thegreatlawn
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have queued in Paris for the Louvre treasures try this with less stress! The most amazing art collection outside major cities! Turner, Rubens, Van Gogh, Renoir and many more. All housed in the highest quality architecture from the Arts and crafts movement. Portland...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside Paris. Fantastic history of Wales (from The Big Bang onwards), moving great woolly mammoths, dinosaurs etc. Wonderful collections, great cafe, usual shop, but most importantly it's all FREE!

1  Thank nuala o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive halls and galleries to explore, amazing natural history with dinosaur exhibits, a great interactive kids area, and delicious coffee shop with snacks!

Thank burgerabroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent venue for families or single person, there is something for everyone, interesting pieces ro study or even to sketch, from the weird to wonderful

Thank Hilda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

have visited this museum many time the last 40 years, art exhibition brilliant as it has always been. Nature exhibition poor and stale, the poor mammoth and calf have broken down and looking in need of grooming. please revamp your exhibits and review if a...More

Thank Roy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Cardiff National Museum for the day to see The Gillian Ayres exhibition. There was also a private collection of modern artists, and exhibition of Francis Bacon to Doig. There was also an exhibition of photography about Agatha Christie which looked fascinating with quotes...More

Thank lilianbg2014
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13 June 2017|
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