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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 #6 of 78 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is both an art gallery and a history museum There is a lot to see although the contemporary art area was closed the day I went There is a nice collection of Walsh and British Art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely Museum and gallery, with fabulous collection of pieces! Staff are always helpful and friendly.

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Sunday. Free entry with donations accepted. We only managed to get around the first floor due to our schedule and will be going back again soon to see the rest. Lots of china and pottery. Excellent collection of paintings including Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Millet, Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Hogarth, Kyffin Williams and more. Sculptures by Rodin. Excellent exhibition... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is in a beautiful building in the middle of the city. I would definitely recommend it if you're in the area. The mammoth skeleton and dinosaur skeletons were my son's favourite. Also, the humpback whale and basking shark were pretty impressive. There is plenty to see here and the art gallery is interesting too. The cafe is nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Me and my Partner love taking our son to the museum to see the Dinosaurs which sparked off the Ice Age craze with it being watched atleast once everyday for the last 3 weeks. He loves the Mammoth and Dinosaur bones, me and my partner love looking and the british herritage, paintings and fossils it's a great day our and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I day tripped from London to see the Richard Wilson exhibition which was very good as were the other paintings in the gallery but after London I was amazed to find it was free and everything translated into Welsh. What a wasted opportunity to raise funds for the museum and what a waste of time and money translating everything

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I haven't been to the museum for years, but when I did it was always a favourite with my children, plenty to see,my daughter is now an art teacher and she often goes there to see the many art exhibitions they put on there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Online it looked interesting; in truth it was a bit dull and turgid; as it was not particularly well presented nor well curated really - a bit of a lost opportunity

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been visiting the Museum since I was a child and was delighted to take my niece and nephew, not their first time by any means, but they find it as endlessly appealing as I do. For them the wooly mammoths were the biggest draw, whilst I could wander around the galleries for ever. In between the art galleries... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Due to the summit my plans where a bit messed up, as bute park was temp closed I tried to go to the museum only to find it closed on Mondays - lucky I had one more day in Cardiff. I looked at mostly the art section (no time for the national history section) nice paintings saw some of Hogarth's... More

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