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Visiting National Museum Cardiff

The story of Wales from earliest times is illustrated at National Museum Cardiff, which is unique among British museums and galleries for its range of art and science displays.

Art Displays: 1900-1930

Our displays of art from 1900-1930 are temporarily closed and will reopen on the 20th December.

Opening times over Christmas & New Year

We will be open as usual for most of the festive season, but will be closed: 24 - 26 December, 29 December and 1 January.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at National Museum Cardiff!



10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Galleries close at 4:45pm.
Open Most Bank Holiday Mondays.

Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: (029) 2057 3000
Switchboard (standard rate): 0300 111 2 333

Fax: (029) 2057 3321

Email us

Bank Holidays
Open: 21 April, 5 & 26 May and 25 August 2014
Closed: 24, 25 & 26 December 2014 and 1 January 2015

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On foot/by bicycle

The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Bus and Train Station. A map of walking/cycle routes is available from Sustrans.

By bus or train

From Cardiff Central Bus Station take bus number 53 or 85 to the Museum. From Cardiff Bay take the Bay Car bus number 6.

You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls charged at 10p per minute from a land line).

By car

Junction 32 of the M4. For satellite navigation purposes use the post code CF10 3NP.


Parties can be dropped off at the main entrance.

Disabled facilities

Wheelchair access throughout including lifts. Four wheelchairs available on loan as well as portable stick stools. Widespread use of video and sound in exhibitions (commentary and sound effects). BSL accompanied tours are available to booked groups - tel. (029) 20573325. Handling sessions available on request.


A Visitor Car Park, including dedicated spaces for disabled visitors, is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue. Purchase an exit token from the Museum Shop - £5. Parking is free to disabled badge holders. Please take your blue badge to the Museum shop when purchasing your token. On-road disabled parking bays also available at the front of Museum on Gorsedd Gardens Road.


Shop, restaurant, visitor car park, baby changing facilities, Changing Places facility.


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