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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Museum, free entry

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

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From art to science, everyday objects to beautiful artefacts, you’ll find it all in one incredible museum.

The whole of the first floor is dedicated to Wales' national art collections, from paintings and drawings to sculpture and ceramics. It features one of the best collections of Impressionist paintings in Britain and leading international artists of today.

Be inspired by our breath-taking art collections featuring work by Turner, Monet, Rodin, Van Gogh and leading Welsh artists such as Richard Wilson, Thomas Jones, Augustus John and Gwen John.


Take a journey through space and time in the Evolution of Wales gallery, where you can see real meteorites, moon rock, dinosaurs and woolly mammoths!


Our natural history galleries house animals, birds and insects from Wales and beyond, including a humpback whale skeleton and the world’s largest leatherback turtle.


Get hands on and pop into the Clore Discovery Centre where visitors of all ages can explore our collections and handle objects.


Try the new Augmented Reality living guide! Discover life under the waves, travel back in time to the dinosaurs and experience Monet’s garden!


Visitor information & facilities:
– Admission is free
– Car park charge. Free to disabled badge holders. Car park is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue.
– Restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop
– Storage lockers & buggy park
– Wheelchair accessible
– Wheelchairs and portable seating available on request
– For access information, see our website or call (029) 2057 3000, 0300 111 2 333
– Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Opening times
Open Tuesday-Sunday and most Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm. Galleries close at 4.45pm.

Please check with the Museum before making a special journey.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Open Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm (Galleries close at 4.45pm).
Closed Mondays (but open most Bank Holiday Mondays).

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 18 May - Sun 17 May The Fossil Swamp
Sat 19 Oct - Sun 26 Jan Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure
Sat 26 Oct - Sun 1 Mar Photography Season
Fri 29 Nov Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions
Fri 29 Nov Organ Recital
Sat 30 Nov Talk: Meet Dippy

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Cathays Park,
Cardiff,
CF10 3NP

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired