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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 73 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: This art museum contains a wonderful collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; it also contains a gallery devoted to contemporary Welsh... more » Owner description: This art museum contains a wonderful collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; it also contains a gallery devoted to contemporary Welsh artists. « less
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Nice place with friendly informative staff.We enjoyed a very pleasant couple of hours.newly purchased constable painting well worth seeing and the dinosaur area seemed a hit with visiting children.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the art exhibits here and were so pleasantly surprised that this is a free venue which we saw many families enjoying. The impressionist rooms were my favorite...brought me to tears!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

History of Wales exhibit a bit disappointing but the French impressionists very good.All in all worth a visit and a lovely building

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful building with really great exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the natural history section. We also took part in the constable activity, which was very interesting.

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Cardiff
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wonderful museum, natural history fantastic for kids, has dinosaurs and amazing fossils, beautiful ceramics and the most fantastic gallery with an amazing array of impressionist art, but you will also find Magritte, Ernst, .......well so much!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Art Galleries are World Class. The PRB and Impressionists are particularly well represented amongs this very eclectic collection.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited to see the Davies collection, which is beautifully presented and well interpreted. This is an amazing Art Gallery and Museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were very upset that the Origins Gallery has now been closed with no prospect of seeing the exhibits until 2017! Why on earth was this closed when the new gallery has not even been started! Very disappointing!

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Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Anybody visiting Cardiff and not visiting the national museum of Wales has to have their heads examined. The Davies sisters collection of impressionist artwork from the late 19th early 20th century is unrivalled with works by Renoir, Monet, Manet and others. In addition to that are Welsh artists work such as Augustus John and Merlyn Evans which are just amazing... More

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Honolulu
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

it has a large collection of welsh art + other art periods like impressionist... i was impressed with the amount of welsh art which parallels european art....in addition, there were works by van gogh (although it is a damaged piece) and renoir... there is an organ in one of the exhibit rooms and someone was playing it while i was... More

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