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National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff
(4.5/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum Cardiff and other Cardiff attractions using our handy Cardiff tour planner.
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  • For all ages, from dinosaurs to Van Goughs and everything in between. You won't believe what you will find there. Its a must if you have children. There are rooms to explore with interactive layouts. ...  more »
  • Our granddaughter loves the experience , staff are so keen to help with the children a really good morning out for young and old 
  • We love the museum. We visit at least once a month and there's always great visiting attractions. Today it was Quintin Blake's art work. Great selection of original artwork for young and old to enjoy ...  more »
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  • I liked that it's free. But more importantly. I liked that it wasn't free for a reason. It has some really special pieces of art and has a lot of information about the pieces on show. The set up is really simple but effective. Allows you to get lost and not feel like you're in an IKEA. The only down side was the very small and slim gift shop. It kind of puts you off going in there despite there being some great things to buy.
  • Wonderful afternoon out here, the natural history section is good, although some of the exhibits are perhaps due for a change. A shame that the ant colony has gone though. The art collection is very good, and as I understand, there's the largest collection of Monet outside of the Louvre? Something for everyone.
  • I love this place. Been going since I was a child. Whether you're visiting with friends, family, on your lonesome or a date. It's fantastic. Such much to learn so much to see. It's a majestic building a true wonder to behold from the exterior so don't just look at the beautiful building thinking i may go in there one day. Just do it. And you'll love it. Don't forget to buy a dinosaur from the gift shop for your desk ;).
  • Full of very interesting history and art. If you only briefly look around you will still be there for at least an hour. It's a great place and very informative.
  • Great museum. Varied exhibits loved the ceramics. Modern aswell as ancient items of interest. Will visit again.