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National Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales (Cathays)
Phone Number: +44 29 2039 7951
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: No
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to see with lots of interesting artefacts etc. Lovely building too. Easy to walk to from Cardiff as almost in the city centre.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Animals, insects, activities and fun! Looking for a fun activity for children without spending? This is the place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Popped in during half term and found a range of daily acitivities for kids which includes hands on activities all day to keep them entertained. The museum houses a range of displays and exhibits including sculptures, international art, local and natural histories and cafe's at the entrance and in the lower floor.

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Walton on Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

So much to see........We saw some great art, by some amazing artists (certainly a collection to challenge the Tate London), great museum with some wonder exhibits, which both adults and children can enjoy. The cafe was a little bit expensive, but then all cafes in museums and galleries are. We got too tired to go on, so had to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great museum and gallery. The exhibitions on the geographical and natural history of Wales are most impressive. Give yourself a good few hours as there is much to read and view. Likewise, the art gallery on the first floor has some surprising masterpieces including: Monet, Van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (my favourite is La Parisienne - really stunning).

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Popped over to the museum today for a quick hour and a half away from the shops. Son (4) loved seeing everything and could have spent hours there. We are going back next week! Free entry is amazing considering you would pay a lot for this elsewhere, so don't forget to leave a couple of quid in the collection bowl... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A Great Free thing to do in Cardiff! Great Wooly Mammoth and dinosaur collection as well as alot of hand on art installments

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Tedburn St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Could easily while away the hours here. Children loved to rocks and dinosaurs exhibitions. I personally loved the Rodin exhibition but felt a bit scared taking the children around some of the sculptures!

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This museum is amazing with some amazing art and history! The art section is split into 3 galleries: historical, impressionist, modern. The art is lovely and there is a wide range of artists from Kyffin Williams to Augustus John, Claude Monet to Vincent Van Gogh and many more. Look out for the amazing painting of Venice by Monet! The history... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Love this place. Free entry. Great for children, dinosaurs and hands on exhibits. Great restaurant and coffee shop for a break. Resource centre for children of all ages on the ground floor brilliant. My granddaughter is 3 she loves it there.

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