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National Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2039 7951
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Description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of...
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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Modern make-over has lost the old-school charm but...

This is a great museum, but (like all modern museums) has lost the charm of the old display cases). We spent half the day looking round the natural history and art collections... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Riverton, New Zealand
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Riverton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum, but (like all modern museums) has lost the charm of the old display cases). We spent half the day looking round the natural history and art collections, but didn't manage all of the art. There's loads to see, from a rather "clanky" animated mammoth an calf to dinosaurs, geology, ceramics and a wonderful range of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Interesting collection of french impressionists , Turner is Ok, the glass collection very interesting.the woodland also interesting especially for kids. It is easy to walk and needs a couple of hours maximum.very centrally located

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. Definitely must visit when you are in Cardiff. We spent almost 2 hours here and enjoyed it a lot

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Mareuil-Sur-Lay-Dissais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We loved a lot of the impressionist paintings and the Natural History part was a delight. Nice café too. Having lockers for our shopping bags was a big bonus.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say ! In wonderful period buildings matching various others in the area, the museum, free to Cardiff residents, I am sure cannot be bettered by many in Europe ! From famous oils to a scary Mamouth. From a young persons hands on room to an enourmoud skeletal whale, this magnificent museum is a must for all visitors... More 

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a good old fashioned museum which has ben kept sufficiently up to date to keep all ages occupied. We have been going for 10+ years and have yet to grow bored. Both adults and children will find lots to see here, no matter how restrictive your interests. The kids always love the Natural History here, and the barely... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

As part of a short visit to Cardiff whilst on the sightseeing tour bus we found the national museum and decided to pay a visit. The first place we visited was the discover centre based for kids where it was very hands on. Kids were able to hold items and explore with microscopes and magnifying glasses. Great fun for youngsters.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This museum is full of unexpected treasures. From fine painting to pottery. It is worth visiting little and often to really see it all it has to offer. Highly reccommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Children loved it. Car park to the back of museum only £5 for all day which is good for a city centre

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although I am local I am afraid that this museum is tedious beyond belief - hardly changed in years. Cafes nothing to write home about but shop has improved. At least it is free.

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