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National Museum Cardiff

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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“art collection”(77 reviews)
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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 today via mobile

There were some good exhibits in the natural history part of the museum but the art gallery section was a bit disappointing there wasn't that much to see.

Thank Lottiegen
Reviewed yesterday

The natural history section is well worth a visit. The art section was OK but the photography section poor. Not as big as we thought but enought to spend a couple of hours.

Thank jane d
Reviewed 2 days ago

The permanent collection of art is highly recommended. Short term collection of photographs not so interesting. Building very attractive and well laid out. Note that short term parking outside is up to at least 4 hours. Cheaper than official car park. Museum worth a detour.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved our brief visit to the National Museum. It was free and had tons of great art to see. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded.

Thank amykcampbell23
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plenty to see and quite varied in its exhibits. I was waiting to get into my hotel when I had builders in; typically the weather was awful so in I came. I didn't expect much as it is in my home city but I was...More

Thank Caliente62
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to this museum on a Sunday afternoon. There is some parking opposite but it is expensive at £3.10 and an odd amount for 2 hours. Entrance is up some steps and admission is free although they suggest a £5 donation per person. There are...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Cardiff on a city break. We have been to Cardiff before but never visited the NMC. It has lots of interesting exhibits. I was particularly interested in the art. Quite a few impressionist paintings. There is no entrance fee. We had a very...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The National Meseum in Cardiff is a little gem! It’s an Aladdin’s cave of displays. From paintings, through wild life displays and onto fine natural history displays. They do have a good education department too. The only draw back for some is that it’s closed...More

Thank jawoolley1256
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has so much to offer and time is needed to see everything. Decide before going there what you want to see and how much time you have to view as you can become so wrapped up in some things that time has no...More

Thank Vivienne A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A museum and art gallery all in one. The history museum had a wonderful timeline of different eras in the creation of earth. Lots of fascinating rocks and fossils to view with great descriptions. Includes dinosaurs as well. The art gallery had some beautiful impressionistic...More

Thank RB5655
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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.
Julie F
July 26, 2016|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear Julie F I'm pleased to confirm we are indeed accessible. There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders to the rear of the Visitor Car Park, access via Museum Avenue. Blue Badge holders are entitled to free... More
July 27, 2015|
Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Hi JoLou2014, The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central (Bus and Train Station). If you are on foot, then follow the signposts to National Museum. There are regular buses to the Museum from Cardiff Central, and the... More