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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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An Education

Well worth a visit, Lots of interesting things to see, we spent quite a few hours browsing around the museum. Ideal for rainy days too! The only minus was not a lot of parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit, Lots of interesting things to see, we spent quite a few hours browsing around the museum. Ideal for rainy days too! The only minus was not a lot of parking spaces the day we went.

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ABERTRIDWR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always taken the children here and then grandchild. Usually activities going on in the school holidays

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Thank ISABEL H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent museum with plenty of variety. A bit lacking in contemporary art but that won't bother some. Nice café and gift shop.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came today to see the Quentin Blake exhibition, and to do a roald dahl workshop. Both were excellent. I really enjoyed seeing so many examples of Quentin's original work for a variety of authors. The restaurant was good with a nice range of food. However, later in our visit, the children wanted a snack in the cafe. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Greatly enjoyed this museum, full of interesting art & exhibitions. Was particularly charmed by the Quentin Blake exhibit and would love to visit again.

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Thank Jelfs89
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We, went to the museum, on a day out ,we spent a few hours there very interesting , very nice in there staff are really nice , it's worth a look ,

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Thank graham m
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent for young children. They can look around the many interesting things and there is a nice little cafe there. Plus it is free entry.

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Thank Pam B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ticked a few items off my "want to see" list such as the Irish elk. Love that museums in the UK are free to visit!

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

A must see whilst visiting Cardiff, too much to list, something of interest for everyone. Great for families, schools anyone with an interest in natural life.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

went with a 5 year old and she loved the dinosaur exhibition,wasn't interested in anything else. great for a free few hours in the rain/winter

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