National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff

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Learn about the art, archaeology, and natural history of Wales at National Museum Cardiff. In the art gallery, view over 500 years of paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver, and ceramics from around the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art. In the Evolution of Wales gallery, discover through film, sound, and specimens the evolution of animal life and the Welsh landscape over hundreds of millions of years. Head into the natural history gallery to learn about the diverse plant and animal species that inhabit Wales. The venue hosts temporary exhibitions, so check the schedule before visiting to see what's on. Admission to the museum is free. To plan Cardiff vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Five minutes away is Cardiff-Zaventem Wales (British) 畫 up mappings for collection of the natural history museum, still has a lot of Rome carved 碩, Qi natural history museum is not very famous, but works very bibkn can view and worth a tour, is free of the British natural history museum, donating individual both pound is worth it.
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  • Had a really good day in the museum of our visit .Dino exhibition really is worth a visit and it is great for the kids, very large museum, very large art collection,café in the building bit costly  more »
  • We visit there quite often with grandchildren as they are always entertained by the exhibits and wildlife, especially the dinosaurs.  more »
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  • One day isn't enough time to walk around & take in all the our finest museum has to offer. I've been here at least 5 times & for over 5hrs each time & still haven't asked all I want to see. It's as good as any London museum I've visited & we'll worth a visit. The local history sections are awesome especially the Welsh pottery sections. Not to mention the dinosaur fossils found locally on & around our coastline. I can't recommend it enough 😁
  • We always enjoy visiting the museum. They've got the local welsh dinosaur exhibit at present too :-). The new worm exhibit is factual and fun for the children, us adult learn a few new things too. Disabled parking available outside :-) Free entry, however donations are gladly taken in their many boxes around the museum. Sorry no pictures of dinosaurs my phone went flat.
  • It's a really great display. It doesn't say anything about the the appearance of man on earth but still quite cool timeline of our life on earth. Many information related to Wales. Cool display of animals, perfect for kids. Also galleries exhibition :)
  • The main museum for Wales. There is an absolutely stonking art collection from all artistic eras , many world famous pictures and sculptures. It also houses a good ceramics collection. They run good shows of stuff borrowed from other museums. The natural history museum is good but the ethnographic collection is fantastic.
  • We love going here when we're stick for something to do on a rainy day, the history of the world exhibition is a classic. The touring exhibitions are someone a little pricey for what they are but interesting enough and as everything else is free you can't really complain! We don't check out the art areas enough yet but I think that will come as the kids get older and I can't wait as there are some stunning paintings and amazing exhibitions available. So lucky to have this in our doorstep.

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Cardiff is a compact city, easily explored on foot, from accommodations in its pedestrianized city center. Top-notch hotels and B&Bs are only a short walk from the major attractions and popular shops. The Welsh countryside, along with its quaint country hotels, is easily accessible from Cardiff's centrally located main train station. 
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