Housing Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, and temporary exhibitions

  • Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. If you want to stand and stare, there’s plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs. For exploring you can pick up a range of gallery trails to guide you around the Museum.

    The Art collection at the new National Museum of Art, within the same building, is one of Europe’s finest. See 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 works. In the Natural History galleries make sure you visit the new Marine gallery, where you can see the world’s largest Leatherback Turtle and the huge skeleton of a Humpback Whale. In the Evolution of Wales gallery find out more about the Big Bang 4600 million years ago and how our planet was formed. The museum has something to offer everyone and has a regular programme of events and activities. Guided tour: Highlights of Art – A tour of the historic art galleries with a Volunteer Guide.

    Daily 35 min tours from 12:30pm Admission Free. Opening times: 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

  • By road

    Junction 32 of the M4, and follow the A470 to Cardiff city centre.

    Public transport

    20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Bus and Train Station and only 10 minutes from Queen Street Station.

  • Website



    +44 (0)29 2039 7951




    National Museum Cardiff
    Cathays Park
    CF10 3NP