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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 80 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The highlight of the visit was seeing all of the impressionist paintings. From what I was reading there may be even more on display than when I was there as there was a temporary exhibit taking up 3 of the galleries instead of the usual 2. Before you get tired out from all the wonderful art, be sure to check... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I reme,ber going here alot as kid. I recently took my kids and it has not lost that magic. Always have good activities for all and good dinosaur and natural history sections.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This museum and art gallery is modern, full of many things and has something for everyone. Lots of original paintings by artists even I had heard of, and a lovely natural history section which would interest children.

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I first visited here as a young boy of ten. It began my life long love of Museums and art galleries. After travelling the world, I still enjoy coming back to my roots. Well worth a visit. YThe bonus is that Cardiff has one of the finest civic centres in the world.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very nice museum , lots to do and wonderful art work , shall go again when I next visit Cardiff, nice little cafe that sells drinks, sandwiches and cakes .

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Sheffield, UK
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited with family and friends in October 2014. On the day of our visit, the University of Cardiff had a number of hands on information stalls set up in the main foyer, which captured the imagniation of the children. The Natural History exhibition was excellent. A story though 4.5 billion years and the creation of Wales. Very interesting. Look out... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Used to go here a lot as a child and have been an infrequent visitor over the years but it is certainly worth visiting in a regular basis. I love the Impressionist room

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Marcross
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A great place to visit with or without children. Our grandchildren love the permanent dinosaur exhibition and the play area where they can look at fossils, bugs, videos, puzzles and books. A great place to occupy them if the weather is wet, and free of charge. The art collections are impressive and it is worth looking out for special exhibitions... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Many different things to see and nicely presented using a variety of media; i expecially liked the art gallery (Rodin and other sculpturers), the part which showed geological formation and the wildlife

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Whether you are visiting or are a local resident I urge you to visit The National Museum in Cardiff!! I love it!! Great opportunity to see a variety of art work through the ages. This is FREE local attraction in the heart of the city centre.

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