National Museum Cardiff

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National Museum Cardiff is an art gallery and museum situated in the Welsh capital city, Cardiff. The museum was established in 1912 but it did not move into its current building designed by architects Arnold Dunbar Smith and Cecil Brewer until 1927. The museum displays collections of archaeology, botany, geology and zoology. Its art gallery displays works of fine and applied arts. The gallery opened in 2011 and displays art from Welsh artists amongst pieces from well-known artists from across the world.  

Getting there

The museum is situated at ‘Cathays Park’ in Cardiff. By car, take junction 32 of the M4; parking is available behind the museum this comes at a cost of £6.50. By bus, take the 53 or 85 buses from Cardiff Central station. You can also travel by train from ‘Cardiff Central’ to ‘Cathays’ station which is a 5-minute walk from the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum and gallery are open six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Entry to the museum and gallery is free. The museum has an onsite gift shop. There is also opportunities for food and drink onsite.

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