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National Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales (Cathays)
Phone Number: +44 29 2039 7951
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Small & easy to walk round. Excellent exhibits, taking you through the ages of the universe & world, plus extensive modern & old artworks, pottery & metal craft, displayed to inform & entertain all ages.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the best gallery outside of London. Quiet, understated but containing works of international importance. One of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art is only part of the story but let’s start with the art. Renoir’s La Parisienne is here, you’ll have seen that in textbooks. Then there’s Van Gogh, Cézanne, and several works by Monet (yes, including a study... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Museum many times before. This time, we took three friends and they were delighted with the wonderful art collection.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Huge museum. Very modern and the exhibits were great. There is so much to see so reserve a lot of time for this museum.

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n.wales
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I went to the museum with my daughter and grandson of 2 years old, and had a great couple of hours! My grandson loved to see the Dinosaurs and the wildlife displays of the badgers and fox' sat which he would ask lots of questions, I found the ' I Spy' section great for young children as they can dress... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. I like the art and special exhibitions but good to take my grandson too. The number of kids there tells you what they think of it. Go!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There is something for everyone in this museum, no entry charge so cheap family day out. From Art to Nature everything is covered. Look out for special exhibitions as they have loads.

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visited here recently after a night in Cardiff. Free entry and great for inquisitive kids. Interesting exhibits and great new discovery centre.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

'The Kiss' sculpture is fascinating and I enjoy the viewing of a lot of paintings, ceramics made by famous artists from all around UK and Europe countries. I will definitely recommend my friends and family to visit there.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'm not sure is have gone if it wasn't free, however there was loads to do....upstairs is the art gallery & downstairs was the Natural History Museum, which seemed to be great fun for the children & quite interesting for us. Plus there was a cafe serving very nice cakes!

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