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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 59 Attractions in Cardiff
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

There's plenty to see here! The impressionist gallery is very good, include several Monet's paintings, a remarkable collection of Rodin's sculptures and the beautiful Renoir's 'La Parisienne'. Definitely worth a visit (and it's free!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

A great place to take the children. Very interesting & enjoyable. Loads to see, central to Cardiff so in easy walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I was at the museum doing some research for an article and so spent one day in the galleries and another behind the scenes. The natural science collections are impressive with permanent exhibitions showing the geological and evolutionary history of Wales and the wildlife of different British habitats. The Clore Education Centre was particularly good and I could imagine children... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we were " roped off " from the seating area until the meal was ready... too many of us for a small space and some needed to be able to sit down. Access to toilets difficult for any with disabilities., down two flights of stairs... food almost inedible .. and they ran out of red wine in the bar !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great hour out if you want a nice relaxed atmosphere. Very interesting pieces and i promise you'll find something of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Car diss museum has an excellent collection ,particularly of French Impressionist paintings. It's worth a visit for that alone but it also has temporary exhibits . On one of our visits there was an exhibition of illustrations made for Dylan Thomas "Under Milk Wood" by Stanley Spencer. The cafe is fairly small ( though probably average ' gallery' size) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is amazing! I have three young children and they all enjoyed themselves. Best of all this place is free entry! Plenty of things to see and do here. My boys enjoyed the dinosaurs the best! Staff were very friendly and came to chat to the children. It is also pushchair and wheelchair friendly! Clean facilities! We will be... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been going here over 44 years, there have been many gaps between my visits . Teenage years then work followed by having my son. Never have I failed to be overwhelmed , now in my later years I truly appreciate the value of having such a wonderful experience on my door step. There is an old saying use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Housed in a grand neo classical building, this museum has a lot to grab your attention. I particularly liked the Italian Rennaisance and historic art rooms as well as the natural history exhibition rooms. Tip: park in the car park to the rear then buy an exit disc at the museum shp (£5).

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is well worth a visit as the fixed exhibits and special exhibits are brilliant. There is so much to see and do you could easily spend more than one day here. The food and drinks are good and there is an interesting and well stocked gift shop. Even if you are not that interested in the exhibits, the building... More 

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