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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 73 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: This art museum contains a wonderful collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; it also contains a gallery devoted to contemporary Welsh... more » Owner description: This art museum contains a wonderful collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; it also contains a gallery devoted to contemporary Welsh artists. « less
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Cardiff
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful museum, natural history fantastic for kids, has dinosaurs and amazing fossils, beautiful ceramics and the most fantastic gallery with an amazing array of impressionist art, but you will also find Magritte, Ernst, .......well so much!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Art Galleries are World Class. The PRB and Impressionists are particularly well represented amongs this very eclectic collection.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited to see the Davies collection, which is beautifully presented and well interpreted. This is an amazing Art Gallery and Museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were very upset that the Origins Gallery has now been closed with no prospect of seeing the exhibits until 2017! Why on earth was this closed when the new gallery has not even been started! Very disappointing!

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Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Anybody visiting Cardiff and not visiting the national museum of Wales has to have their heads examined. The Davies sisters collection of impressionist artwork from the late 19th early 20th century is unrivalled with works by Renoir, Monet, Manet and others. In addition to that are Welsh artists work such as Augustus John and Merlyn Evans which are just amazing... More

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Honolulu
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33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

it has a large collection of welsh art + other art periods like impressionist... i was impressed with the amount of welsh art which parallels european art....in addition, there were works by van gogh (although it is a damaged piece) and renoir... there is an organ in one of the exhibit rooms and someone was playing it while i was... More

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Cardiff
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The National Museum is a grand building, stuffed full of fascinating art, sculpture, natural-history and historical artefacts. It's free entry too - which is great (although on rainy afternoons it can be a bit busy.) There are large displays of the geological history of Wales - includng ossils and dinosaurs - very popular with families. And a large collection of... More

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I love going to Museum,s so had to visit this one while in Cardiff we found some of the exhibits very interesting so spent a lovely couple of hours looking round.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great location, easy to get to-and you can;t beat the price! I did try to go on a Monday--they are closed that day, but all the other days are available. Neat museum, good for kids, but we were pretty disappointed that the Archaeology wing was closed for like a year-just another reason to come back some day.

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Really nice way to spend and afternoon. We are not great art enthusiasts but there was such an assortment of paintings, sculptures, porcelain and science exhibits that anyone can find something of interest. We went back for a few hours a second day to see a few exhibits in more detail. And it is free! Check out the Swansea porcelain... More

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