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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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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Very good art, lots of natural history and maps

Had a few hours to spare in Cardiff and this was a good choice for one of them - very good collection of paintings - maybe a bit too much of the odd new could be art or not stuff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a few hours to spare in Cardiff and this was a good choice for one of them - very good collection of paintings - maybe a bit too much of the odd new could be art or not stuff but plenty of goodies. Lots of natural history and when I was there a detailed exhibition of a lot of... More 

Thank Whatbob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for the afternoon after my eldest finished morning nursery. Plenty to see an do here with lots of items to see. Ideal place to visit as its not to big bit is big enough to keep you occupied.

Thank kyle c
Grasmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

im not a mueseum person but went with a friend . i must say i got very intrested and enjoyed ever min .its very big and loved a bit of banter with a lady in te art gallary worth a visit .wouldi go again .maybe

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great museum with plenty to see for all ages, includes exhibitions and art galleries. Would highly recommend a visit. You can also get a bite to eat or a drink at the cafe.

Thank MichelleMen
Grasmere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice little museum. It's made up of two parts. On the lower half you have the natural history bit. Very informative without becoming boring. They have a meteor and a moon rock too. My first time seeing a moon rock, so yay! A couple of dinosaurs, though I found some of the artwork to be rather outdated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge place which obviously attracts regulars and tourists. Modern installations pretty ghastly as ever with these things but some superb classics. C the Renoir. A beaut. I mistook some stacked gold coloured chairs for an art installation so felt I needed a beer!

Thank G100000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Brilliant museum. We spent an afternoon here with a short stop halfway round for a cup of tea. We found this to be very interactive for children and very educational but fun. Fabulous artwork on display. I would definately recommend a visit to this museum.

Thank xlesleydx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife loves Impressionist Paintings so with this places brag that they have the largest collection in Europe it seemed a no brainer, unfortunately it might be the largest but as with many things in life big does not necessarily mean best! Don't get me wrong there were some nice art works throughout but I have seen better. If you... More 

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

My friend and I decided to pay a visit and were in awe of some of the art collections and facts and information available to us. We also enjoyed walking around the 'from the start of time' exhibits and learning about the history of the earth. I would definitely recommend to families, friends, anyone really who wants to learn about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great museum, well organized with a bit of everything: natural life, dinosaurs, old maps and paintings from different times but my favorite part was that this museum has one of the most importante collections especially from Impressionists. Monet, Degas, Pissarro... I was amazed!

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