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National Museum Cardiff

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Address: In the Civic Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 29 2039 7951
Today
10:00 - 16:45
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of...

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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Well Worth a Visit

We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. OK, it doesn't measure up to to the best in London or Edinburgh but is better than the average 'provincial' offering. If you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. OK, it doesn't measure up to to the best in London or Edinburgh but is better than the average 'provincial' offering. If you are ever in Cardiff, and have 3+ hours to spare then it is worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots to view, specialize in natural history. Totally free, spent a couple of pleasant hours here . Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great view of the city from ancient times to modern day, friendly staff who really want you to ask some tricky questions, ( we will try to for our next visit)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent museum in Cardiff well set out and a must see for anyone interested in art. This museum covers a lot and you can easily spend most of the day in here.

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cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great few hours for all ages and interests, and free. Wonderful art galleries, wooley mamouth and star gazing room for kids! Always something for everyone. Great shop to buy presents.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had my wedding at the Museum and I can honestly say it was the most disappointing day of my life. My husband and I had been planning the wedding for over a year and wanted an elegant event. One of the key elements for us was the wedding breakfast and as we were not keen on any of... More 

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NatMuseumCardiff, Visitor Services Manager at National Museum Cardiff, responded to this review

Dear sadtraveller2017 Many thanks for your recent review. We are obviously disappointed, yet understanding, of the poor review for service and catering. We have responded and engaged with both yourself and your husband since your wedding day and whilst we can never replace that day we believe that the matter had been dealt with to an agreeable outcome and with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My little girl had a blast here she loves all things dinosaur related so the display was the reason for the visit but there was so much more. The kids room was fab with the big magifying glass she had a ball exploring and keeps telling me about lava and rocks! Well worth a visit, it's changed my views on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't in our plan to visit but not a good day. Well worth a couple of hours. Dinosaurs exhibitions were my highlights - my wife enjoyed the art. No pressure from any staff - enjoyed the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in to have a look and was surprise by the amount of things they have to see and do. Do not miss one of the volunteer guide tours and the best Impressionist collection I have seen outside of France! Free entrance.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a welcoming place, very clean and tidy and there are fantastic exhibitions on display. My son (11) enjoyed it a lot. He liked all the animals, plants insects and dinosaurs. It was a great family activity.

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