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National Museum Cardiff

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Address: In the Civic Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
Phone Number: (029) 2039 7951
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of...

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 (with dinosaur displays) from the very beginnings of time to the present day.

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We have been here several times, and enjoyed every visit. Always plenty to see and activities for the little ones. Always exhibitions going on and guided tours if you want them. A... read more

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here several times, and enjoyed every visit. Always plenty to see and activities for the little ones. Always exhibitions going on and guided tours if you want them. A cosy coffee shop in the entrance area and a proper restaurant down in the basement which caters for all tastes. We love it here and visit as often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This really is a must see if in cardiff. It's free of charge. Very large and spacious. Has classic and modern art. Dinosaur bones. Rocks and fossils. Stuffed animals. And always a themed exhibition each month. I love it here. It's very informative and helpful staff. Not far from queen street or Cathays station. Nice grounds surrounding the museum. Free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I also walk near here but myself wont be there, when my family ask me about you must add you knowledge so i dont know what this place that I want and i set near museum and suddenly i enter to this place, and very good about knowledge!!

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Thank akhmad zainal m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great family day out with family trails around the museum, great for the adults too as you get to see areas of the museum you wouldn't normally see

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Thank Lady T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you can't find something of interest here then there's something seriously wrong. Great learning activities for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum tells not only of the development and birth of Wales, but also as its place in the history of the world. Changing exhibitions means there is always something new to see and is suitable for every age.

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Thank Eluned T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A compact museum and mainly suited to the grownups. Lots of art and pottery and at the time I visited an anniversary exhibit remembering Aberfan.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The art on show in Cardiff Museum is stunning. From Monet, to Braque, to Picasso and so many more, I cannot wait to go back and wander around the beautiful rooms that houses these treasures.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is amazing: there is so much to see and such a variety. We loved the Natural history part with all the animals and stones. The Evolution of Wales was very good as we learnt a lot about Wales and the exhibition was very informative and well-done. We did a guided tour at 12h30 with Gloria and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the modern galleries and was delighted to find a Rachel Whiteread sculpture. Wars Hell - the Battle of Mametz Wood was well presented. Could have spent days in here. Galleries were well arranged and signposted.

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