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National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here amongst the dinosaurs (The Evolution of Wales exhibition), learning about the 400 year connection between Japan and Wales (Kizuna exhibition), women photographers (Women in focus) and many more.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to see the Japanese exhibition which was very well worth it. Just to relax in the zen garden was a delight.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon wondering through this museum from the history of the world to the art gallery there is something for everyone the kids will love the dinosaurs and adults the art and ceramics look out for the basking shark...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A damp day, with a few hours to kill, which we did very easily here. Even the special exhibitions were free. The collection of impressionist paintings and Rodin sculptures is very impressive. We also enjoyed the story of how Wales was formed over the millennia.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rarely get time to visit Museums but were not disappointed. Spent several hours there but could easily have spent longer. Such variety available and interactive. Learnt so much about Wales and beautiful artwork but the Dinosaurs were also enjoyed by young and old. It is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want great impressionist art , this is hard to beat, and te collection also has other great masters ie Rembrant

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real treasure trove of historic artefacts, art and culture. Rodin sculptures; pictures by artists like Monet, Manet, Pessaro; and much more all laid out in a spacious, history filled building. There is a natural history section with dinosaurs for the children also....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week when we were in Cardiff for the weekend. A brilliant museum, the kids really liked the dinosaurs!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely couple of hours roaming around the museum, lots of interesting fact and ideal for a family too. Best of all it’s free to get in!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visit to the museum, stunning building with lots for kids to do, amazing art galleries and interactive nature exhibits.

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nolanar
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.
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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
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JoLou2014
27 July 2015|
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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
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