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National Museum Cardiff

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Free entry to the museum is a definite plus. One major criticism though- disabled access involves ringing a bell, waiting to be escorted through the lower levels of the museum to the lift. Similarly you have to be escorted from the premises the same way....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the national Museum of Wales today for the first time in over 40 years and what a surprise. The museum is free, I have travelled all over this world and nowhere else have I been to a museum of this standard has a no...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shaun1168
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the museum wonderful building and easy to get around.To stand and look at some of the great masters of art like gainsborough,turner and rossetti.So much to see and do.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank paulfergus0n1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and great staff, a mixture of topics which covers a wide spectrum of activities for everyone. Great for all ages and very interactive. Outstanding value for money, it free, unbelievable for something so interesting. Great place if you need to keep the children...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to pass a few hours. Small cafe based in the foyer of Cardiff Museum is handy place to take a break from viewing the exhibits, but very pricey.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jaytee999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free Admission is just the beginning. A huge museum featuring paintings from Monet, Renoir and many others. Antique furniture and a huge range of 17th century tableware and teapots etc. Modern art, Truly an Aladdin's Cave of wonders. Has an excellent cafe, for when you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lee K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small museum with various rooms covering the History of Wales .There is a small collection of pottery through the ages from Wales.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mish M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a brilliant museum, for a free day out with the kids, you can’t go wrong. They’re displays are fun, interactive and engaging. I’ve been the the Natural History Museum in London and whilst that is pretty impressive, it is huge and needs 2...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Catchbe3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice casual place to spend your free hours.. Not much interesting still a worthy of a visit during stay in cardiff.. .

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DGmanjunath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a family day out, lots to see and the animal exhibits are very impressive indeed- my girls never tire of this museum. The museum itself is a truly beautiful building.

Date of experience: August 2019
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April 6, 2019|
Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I'll ask a friend who works there and get back to you.
March 19, 2019|
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Response from Gemz28 |
Iv been on Google and it says there's a car park behind or by the museum for £6.50 you pay in the museum is this correct ?
June 12, 2017|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear nolanar, thank you for your enquiry, may I ask that you email post@museumwales.ac.uk and direct it at Nigel Williams, Visitor Services Manger, who will be able to consider your enquiry further.