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National Museum and Art Gallery

Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales (City Centre)
+44 29 2039 7951
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Ranked #5 of 77 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and... more » Owner description: 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 from the very beginnings of time to the present day. « less
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

You think it's an ordinary museum. While you explore it, the pleasant surprises appears! Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Rodin, Cezanne, etc... And it's free!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is free of charge and is a great day out for the whole family. You have a mix of the old style museum with the modern and it works really well. Some excellent exhibits alongside some old favourites that have been there since I was a child.

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leicester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is an immense place. Could not get round but what we saw was educational without being boring. We will be back here again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The French Impressionistic collection is the best part of it... Haven't seen the whole museum... Lockers available.

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Shepshed, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Having recently taken up watercolours and life drawing I was able to appreciate the art that was displayed in the museum and would certainly visit again on future visits. As well as the art there was much more for all the family which I think my son of 12 would enjoy to.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a full day out in a wonderful gallery with a stunning collection of art skillfully displayed - and all free, including a free gallery tour which was brilliant we were the only 2 on the tour). Friendly helpful staff. Great collection of old masters, as well as welsh paintings......read about the two sisters' collection. Family friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Normally when we have time for only one museum, there's the hard choice to pick science or art. Not here. Great coffee shop in the lobby, nice little gift shop, and the restaurant provided veg choices. Convenient paid street parking close by.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went in search of art, Constable, Turner, Impressionists etc and weren't disappointed. A beautifully kept museum and a very busy hands on section for the children. Plenty of effort had been put in to make this a perfect destination and it's all for free; amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great history of the planet in an interesting timeline. A lovely Monet collection. Well worth a visit.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Renoir, Turner, Constable, Adams and Monet all under one roof and the Blue Lady? - amazing. All this with no entry or admission charge (leave spare cash as a donation if you can) it really is a very worthwhile visit.

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