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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 78 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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Zeist
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A beautiful unexpectedly rich collection. Has all the charm and accessibility of a city's local museum, but all collections are baffling in their quality if you walk without knowing what to expect. I now recommend Cardiff to art lovers as a place not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Visited only the art section and natural history section as we were short of time. A good mix of paintings - I was really taken up by the impressionists room. A must see if visiting the museum. the Natural history section was well displayed.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Being Welsh is something I have always been proud of and when my country can host such an amazing museum as this it makes me even more proud to be able to show guests from overseas what Wales is all about. It's free entrance.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very good museum, excellent art collection and special exhibitions. Also very detailed Natural History section plus china and pottery. Friendly and helpful staff, and admission is free, even for the special exhibitions. Could spend most of the day there!

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Porthmadog
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21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Just a little bit of nearly everyone's work. Nantgarw porcelain collection good to see. Nice café downstairs but it shut early so we didn't get to try it.

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Cant believe it ranks 6th. This place is incredible and free. Wonderful exhibit on how the earth was formed and changed over the billions of years.\ the museum was a suggestion from the manager of the Cain Valley inn for the art collection which was certainly a bonus

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We joined a short guided tour which was very good and explained the work of Richard Wilson. The museum has so much to commend it. Worth a visit when in Cardiff, we keep returning.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This museum is both an art gallery and a history museum There is a lot to see although the contemporary art area was closed the day I went There is a nice collection of Walsh and British Art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lovely Museum and gallery, with fabulous collection of pieces! Staff are always helpful and friendly.

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited on a Sunday. Free entry with donations accepted. We only managed to get around the first floor due to our schedule and will be going back again soon to see the rest. Lots of china and pottery. Excellent collection of paintings including Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Millet, Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Hogarth, Kyffin Williams and more. Sculptures by Rodin. Excellent exhibition... More

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