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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 #5 of 76 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went in search of art, Constable, Turner, Impressionists etc and weren't disappointed. A beautifully kept museum and a very busy hands on section for the children. Plenty of effort had been put in to make this a perfect destination and it's all for free; amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great history of the planet in an interesting timeline. A lovely Monet collection. Well worth a visit.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Renoir, Turner, Constable, Adams and Monet all under one roof and the Blue Lady? - amazing. All this with no entry or admission charge (leave spare cash as a donation if you can) it really is a very worthwhile visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Set in the centre of this great city, the museum offers a great introduction to the geological history of Wales and its natural history. A lovely art gallery offers a wide variety of experiences.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

....are by far my favorite part of the museum, then it would have to be anything animal. Not a fan of older art personally, but sometimes there are exhibitions from new artists which can be interesting. One of my favorite exhibitions was Sue Williams, very unique.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The children are told off at the slightest move they make, told not to touch things even though obviously nowhere near the object in question. In the family explorer room if toys are tipped on the floor the attendant picks things up from under the children as they are playing. Also while using the disabled lift got told off and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The art gallery has an excellent collection of Impressionists and Welsh and English painters, as well as Rodin's Kiss, and examples of decorative arts. We had a docent tour of the highlights of the art collection and a half-hour organ concert. The museum is free and is a great place to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There is so much to see and do, we have visited on around 3 occasions and still have not seen it all. It definately is on parr with the London museum! There are areas on the romans, dinosaurs, sea life, art etc. the cafe/ coffe shop downstairs is fantastic, with a great choice. Definately somewhere you can keep visiting and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We managed to obtain some tickets to see the Cardiff Male Voice Choir give a recital in the Reception Hall , all round we surrounded by works of art , it give a special feeling to this moving recital. If times allows to do make time to visit the wonderful attraction / building .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Being a National Museum entry is free. There are plenty of extremely well laid out exhibits but the overall size of the Museum is not too daunting . The staff were attentive , pleasant and clearly knowledgeable. We were so sorry that we did not have the grandchildren with us because the atmosphere and exhibits are very ' child friendly'... More

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