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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 82 Attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A brilliant space for kids. Even my two year old loved visiting it. Definitely a must go for anyone who is in cardiff.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Went to look at the Art, but so much more to see. A very good collection, well presented. Certainly on the visit again list.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I enjoyed the visit to this museum and, in particular, found much to interest me in the natural history area. There were interesting displays including some beautiful jewel beatles. You could take your time to wander, look at the artefacts, read the information boards or just sit and soak up the atmosphere. There was some art upstairs in the gallery... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I like this museum, I think the exhibitions are very interesting - particularly as they focus on the history of Wales. There's a huge range of art to be seen on the upper floors too. I was impressed.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Struggling to find a place to go with our 8 year old granddaughter on a wet day so decided to visit the museum. What a good decision this was as she thoroughly enjoyed looking at the prehistoric displays and we had difficulty getting her away from them, had to be bribed with a visit to the restaurant. In all a... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Free entrance to this huge museum, very friendly and helpful staff. Well spaced exhibits with lots of info. Great Art galleries

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have visited this museum several times and have always enjoyed it. The collection of Impressionists is small but of high quality. Welsh artists are of course well represented, many of which are very good, and there are usually interesting special exhibitions. Dining facilities are somewhat limited, and they had managed to run out of breakfast tea of all things... More

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Davies collection is one of the best impressionist collections in the World , with paintings by Monet, Van Gogh , Cezanne and many others. It's worth going for this alone but it is much more than an Art Museum. There is an impressive exhibition of prehistoric times that is wonderful for children.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited in May, my kids enjoyed the dinosaur exhibits, but the art section didn't appeal to them. Nice to see many old artefacts from years gone by. It was slightly smaller than I expected. It was free entry, pay for parking. Had a small gift shop and cafe inside.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not so massive that you can't see it all in one day with some great masterpieces of art. https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/cardiff/

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