National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff

4.5
#2 of 17 in Museums in Cardiff
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.
Create an itinerary including National Museum Cardiff
map
National Museum Cardiff Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,923 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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 »
Google
  • There was a special event from the United States of America, called, "Dino Babies". I took the kids there and paid £13.00 for 1 adult and 3 children during half term. The kids are handed a trail booklet which they use to walk around the exhibition and fill in questions. There are lots of interactive displays which my three girls aged 8,10 and 13 enjoyed. We then went to the Discovery Centre which is also open during half term and is free, the staff there are very helpful and will work with the children, very friendly and approachable. Finally the kids did the museum trail, you can get that from reception, and a pencil if you ask. It allows the children to walk through the museum more interactively.
  • A nice day out for the kids. The displays are interactive and can be a mesmerising experience for the little ones. The fine art and pottery sections upstairs offer an interesting insight into local and international crafts. Overall the museum offers variety at the cost of depth. There is loads to see but at times you're left wanting more of one part of the exhibits. Can get very busy on weekends/ holidays
  • Fantastic day out with my grandson the staff are excellent nothing is to much trouble. The best thing is that they involve children of all ages and they actually inter-act with them. When telling the children about something they make it interesting so as to keep the childrens interest
  • Brilliant museum, lots to see and do. Great timeline of the earth to follow, my 9 year old daughter liked that. Upstairs is a great gallery filled with old masters up to an excellent selection of modern artists. So much to see, great for a quick visit or spend all day.
  • A superb museum! Houses everything from natural history, archaeology, to modern and classical art. There's often events on, so be sure to check the website. All the staff are friendly and helpful. It's in a prime location for a day out and an easy to walk to the city centre.

Plan your trip to Cardiff

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cardiff

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. 
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Cardiff by other users

5 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cardiff BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cardiff BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cardiff BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Northern Ireland & Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Wales BY A USER FROM MALTA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Wales BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans