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Events at National Museum Cardiff

Dylan Thomas, Owain Glyndŵr, the Big Bang, Tyrannosaurus rex ... with so many big names it's no surprise that the National Museum Cardiff is such a big day out!

National Museum Cardiff is open for most Bank Holidays, please check prior to your visit to ensure the museum will be open.

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Exhibitions

Date EventDetails
December 7 2013–May 11 2014The Double Edge: Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913-1996) and Identity in BronzeAll / Free
December 10 2013–July 13 2014Dylan and FriendsAll / Free
22 February–2 June 2014Hidden Marriage - Andrea BüttnerAll / Free
22 February–7 September 2014Wales Visitation: Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in ArtAll / Free
7 March–7 September 2014Constable: Salisbury Cathedral from the MeadowsAll / Free
29 March–22 June 2014Wildlife Photographer of the YearAll / Free
12 April–20 July 2014Landscapes by J.D. Innes: Beauty Most WildAll / Free
21 June–7 September 2014Simon Pope: Primary Agents of a Social WorldAll / Free
5 July–26 October 2014Richard Wilson (1714 - 1782) and the Transformation of European Landscape PaintingAll / Free
July 19 2014–April 2 2015I Spy... NatureAll / Free
August 2 2014–January 7 2015Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World WarAll / Free
August 2 2014–January 7 2015The Welsh and the WarAll / Free

Events

Date EventDetails
Guided tour: Highlights of ArtAdults / Free / Book on arrival
1227 April 2014Family Workshop: Torn Paper LandscapesFamilies / Free / Drop-in activity, but spaces may be limited.
1821 April 2014Easter HuntFamilies / Free
2225 April 2014Family Workshops: Nature in ArtFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
22 April 2014Behind the Scenes: ArchaeologyAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
25 April 2014Organ RecitalAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
25 April 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: Finding J.D InnesAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
29 April–29 June 2014(Im)material ArtefactsAll / Free
29 April 2014Behind the Scenes: The Library All / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
30 April 2014Natural Sciences Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
2 May 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: Innes on ArenigAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
2 May 2014Art Opinion ServiceAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
6 May 2014Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences gallery talkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
7 May 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
9 May 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: ‘Some miraculous promised land’All / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
10 May 2014Study Day: Constable InspiresAdults / Free / eventscardiff@museumwales.ac.uk
11 May 2014Poppy SowingFamilies / Free
13 May 2014Behind the Scenes: Natural SciencesAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
16 May 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: Wales: A VisitationAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
17 May 2014Field Trip: See the north Wales landscapes that inspired visionary artist J.D. InnesAdults / cost tbc / Book in advance via www.museumwales.ac.uk/shop.
18 May 2014Cardiff Coffee Concert: Glendower EnsembleAll / Tickets £8.90 adults / £6.70 concessions (includes handling fee) Limited number of tickets available on the door: £10. / New Theatre Box Office (029) 2087 8889, or our online shop
18 May 2014Lunchtime ConcertAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
20 May 2014Behind the Scenes: ArtAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
21 May 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
23 May 2014Talk: Constable and the Canon of LandscapeAdults / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
24 May 2014Family Biodiversity Day Families / Free
24 May–1 June 2014Family workshop: Them bones Families / Free / Drop-in activity, but spaces may be limited.
2428 May 2014Family Workshops: Beautiful ButterfliesFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
27 May 2014Behind the Scenes: ArchaeologyAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
2730 May 2014Family Workshops: Words and PicturesFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
28 May 2014Family Natural Sciences Lunchtime TalkFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
30 May 2014Organ RecitalAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
3 June 2014Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences gallery talkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
4 June 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
6 June 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: The Constable ChallengeAdults / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
6 June 2014Art Opinion ServiceAll / Free
10 June 2014Behind the Scenes: Natural SciencesAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
13 June 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: Constable and SalisburyAdults / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
14 June 2014Family Workshops: Brilliant BeesFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
14 June 2014Dylan Thomas, Surrealism and Popular CultureAll / Adults £17 & £15 / (029) 2047 2266
17 June 2014Behind the Scenes: ArtAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
18 June 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
18 June 2014Gregynog Festival DayAll / tbc / 01686 207100
20 June 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: New perspectives on Swansea’s Cambrian PotteryAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
20 June 2014Music of the RenaissanceAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
21 June 2014Refugee DayFamilies / Free
22 June 2014Lunchtime ConcertAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
24 June 2014Castles Field TripAll / Cost £45 per adult and £40 concessions
24 June 2014Behind the Scenes: ArchaeologyAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
25 June 2014Natural Sciences Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
27 June 2014Organ RecitalAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
1 July 2014Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences gallery talkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
2 July 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
4 July 2014Art Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
4 July 2014Art Opinion ServiceAll / Free
5 July 2014Family Workshops: Painting in the MeadowFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
8 July 2014Behind the Scenes: Natural SciencesAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
11 July 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European ArtAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
15 July 2014Behind the Scenes: Art All / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
16 July 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
18 July 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: How Wilson PaintedAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
1925 July 2014Family Tours: Nature in a New LightFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
19 July–1 August 2014Family Workshop: I Spy...NatureFamilies / Free / Drop-in activity, but spaces may be limited.
19 July–31 August 2014Summer Family Treasure Trail Families / Free
22 July 2014Behind the Scenes: Festival of ArchaeologyAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
25 July 2014Organ RecitalAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
29 July–1 August 2014Family Tours: Nature in a New LightFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
29 July 2014Behind the Scenes: The LibraryAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
30 July 2014Family Natural Sciences Lunchtime TalkFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
2–3 & 9–10 AugustCondensed Histories: World War One showsFamilies / Free
2–3, 9–10, 16–17, 23–24 & 30–31 AugustFamily Workshops: Rock On!Families / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
217 August 2014Family Workshop: Propaganda Posters Families / Free / Drop-in activity, but spaces may be limited.
529 August 2014Landmarks in the LandscapeFamilies / Free
58 August 2014Family Workshops: Making ArtFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
5 August 2014Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences gallery talkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
1215 August 2014Family Workshops: Making ArtAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
16–17 & 23–24 AugustComforts for the Troops: First World War family workshopsFamilies / Free / Drop-in activity, but spaces may be limited.
1922 August 2014Family Workshops: Making ArtFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
1931 August 2014Family Workshop: Beautiful BuildingsFamilies / Free / Drop-in activity, but spaces may be limited.
2629 August 2014Family Workshops: Making ArtFamilies / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
27 August 2014Family Natural Sciences Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
29 August 2014Organ RecitalAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
31 August 2014Harvest the MeadowFamilies / Free
2 September 2014Meet the Curator: Natural Sciences gallery talkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
3 September 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
5 September 2014Art Lunchtime Talk: How Wilson saw Britain, and how Britain saw WilsonAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
5 September 2014Art Opinion ServiceAll / Free
6 & 7 September 2014Field Trip: Visit north Wales in the footsteps of Richard WilsonAdults / cost tbc / Book on-line at www.museumwales.ac.uk/shop
9 September 2014Behind the Scenes: Natural SciencesAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
12 September 2014Art Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
16 September 2014Behind the Scenes: Paper ConservationAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
17 September 2014Archaeology Lunchtime TalkAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
19 September 2014Classical Celtic: Wales and Scotland in Mediterranean LightAll / Free / Book on line at eventscardiff@museumwales.co.uk
20 September 2014BeachwatchFamilies / Free / Booking essential email eventscardiff@museumwales.ac.uk
23 September 2014Behind the Scenes: ArchaeologyAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
24 September 2014Natural Sciences Lunchtime Talk: Digging Worms! Observations of marine shovelhead wormsAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
26 September 2014Organ RecitalAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk
30 September 2014Behind the Scenes: The LibraryAll / Free / Places limited, book at the Information Desk