Visit the National Museum Cardiff

The UK is home to some of the world’s best museums, and Wales certainly doesn’t fall short – National Museum Cardiff is a fascinating combination of art, science, natural history and more in one building, making a great day-out with family or friends to add to your stack.

What is the best Museum in Wales?

Head down to National Museum Cardiff, just under a mile from central station, and see some of the best collections of art and history the UK has to offer.

National Museum Cardiff sits in the heart of the Civic Centre, one of Cardiff’s most beautiful areas. The Edwardian building is home to a massive collection of Welsh art, geological and historical collections – no matter your interest you’ll be engrossed for your whole visit. If you’re an admirer of the arts, then visit one of Europe’s finest art collections, with a five hundred year collection including some of the best impressionist art in Europe.

If you want to know more about the history of Wales, then the Evolution of Wales gallery has got you covered – take a journey through space and time, dating back all the way from the big bang, to when dinosaurs roamed the land, all the way up to how Wales’ modern landscape formed.

If you’ve seen it all, then the Museum is also host to regular temporary exhibitions. If your feeling peckish after taking in all that exciting new info, then stop at the restaurant or café for a snack and coffee.

  • The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
  • Admission is free for all.
  • You need to book a ticket in advance to enter.
  • You are expected to wear a face covering inside the building.


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