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Museum, free entry

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

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Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history, archaeology and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. If you want to stand and stare, there’s plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs. For exploring you can pick up a range of gallery trails to guide you around the Museum.

The Art collection at the new National Museum of Art, within the same building, is one of Europe’s finest. See 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 works.

In the Natural History galleries make sure you visit the new Marine gallery, where you can see the world's largest Leatherback Turtle and the huge skeleton of a Humpback Whale. In the Evolution of Wales gallery find out more about the Big Bang 4600 million years ago and how our planet was formed.

The museum has something to offer everyone and has a regular programme of events and activities.

Guided tour: Highlights of Art - A tour of the historic art galleries with a Volunteer Guide. Daily 35 minute tours from 12:30pm.

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

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 Feb - Wed 31 Jan Bacon to Doig: Modern Masterpieces
Sat 30 Sep - Sun 11 Mar Swaps: Photographs from the David Hurn Collection
Fri 24 Nov Organ Recital
Sun 10 Dec Lunchtime Concert
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec Christmas in the Museum
Tue 19 - Fri 22 Dec A Very Gormley Christmas

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 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
  • 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