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National Museum Cardiff

Open today: 10:00 - 16:45
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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 2 days ago

had a good time at the museum and very informative, good for families and great education for the kids, well worth a look

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shaunb7572017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the Artes Mundi exhibition- always an interesting exhibition. Particularly enjoyed Bouchra Khalili's film about Jean Genet and the rest of the exhibition was interesting and very different this year. ( the exhibition is held bi-annually). The rest of the museum is great- an excellent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gill R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's free to go in. Has great cafe and restaurant. Is split between art and natural history. If you don't like those go elsewhere. Tim Peaks return to earth vehicle was there and its smaller than mini. The art is mixed I don't like contemporary...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E5774CLandrewc
Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place our son and granddaughter loved the space area and having pictures within space suit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank H8770TBannb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum. Best to decide in advance on your areas of interest eg the impressionists so that you can focus rather than trying to trail through the galleries at random.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank janetlopes2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

the best museum .we have been to so interesting ,and displayed so good ,we did not get all around it so got to go back but it really is a must to see .its free but can donate ,staff were lovely ,but if in cardiff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cherylbrenton
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not really a great lover of museums but this one has a lot to offer and in particular the Impressionists gallery which is almost as good as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and not too far off the Musee D'Orsay in Paris. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the Tim Peake exhibition and it was small but excellent considering it’s free. They had some good reads not only about Tim’s capsule but also on space. There’s a great photo opportunity for the kids in a space suit and a drawing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DarrenU22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years we occasionally visit the museum, which is free to enter. There is always something new or different to see. I always pick up snipets of info that I may have missed or not seen before. The museum and the gallery are a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HiPro101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection of the National Museum Cardiff is absolute delight worthy a detour. However on the day we were visiting other visitors made so much noise that it was difficult to concentrate on the art. Parents let their children run, scream, roll on the floor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 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
26 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