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National Museum Cardiff

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Address: Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
Phone Number: (029) 2039 7951
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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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There was so much to see. We should have allowed a lot more time to browse around due to the numerous areas and exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was so much to see. We should have allowed a lot more time to browse around due to the numerous areas and exhibits.

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Washford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a windy rainy day. Very welcoming and full of things for children to do. Me and my partner both work in heritage and we very impressed with the exhibits - only downside was that temporary exhibition was quite expensive so we didn't get to see it. But there was so much to see here we almost didn't miss... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the kids love the dinosaurs naturally but some of the artworks are magnificent, with originals by Monet, Rodin and Van Gogh for instance. Ive had the pleasure of seeing the sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci here among many great exhibitions. The activity centre for the kids is wonderful

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Thank Liam S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was surprised that there was no easy access for wheel chairs but once in there were plenty of facilities. So much to see especially good for the children. Story tellers and Santa

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped on, straight into a free guided tour at 12.30 on the Sunday. Fabulous impressionist paintings. Monet, Renoir, cezanne and Manet. Excellent Rodin and Goscombe John sculptures. Great for a rainy day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited on a rainy day and particularly interested in the impressionist art. Went on a guided tour of 4 of the most famous exhibits which was well worthwhile. There is so much more to do here with extensive art gallery and the museum of natural history with lots of cleverly put together exhibits and interactive items. Great for kids and... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited again recently, but I have been on many occassions in the past. The museum overall is great, but I absolutely love the art gallery. It is such a lovely tranquil place. Never gets old.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum and there is plenty to see. There are multiple sections, catering for lots of different people. It looks like the exhibits are genuinely cared for by the staff. You will need more than one visit to see everything, also there is a nice café if you need a break.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has a art gallery and a museum of natural history. The natural history museum is like any other, some of the exhibits are a bit dated, but good for children in particular. The gallery was very good - the descriptions for each piece of artwork describing the work and meaning or themes behind each were very insightful. Would definitely... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some things never change but there is always something new and interesting to see. Really enjoy visiting

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