National Museum Cardiff

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    Discover art, archaeology and the geological evolution of Wales. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest - and admission is free!

    Although not the oldest of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales's buildings, this is the first location of the National Museum of Wales, officially opened in 1927.

    Situated in the heart of Cardiff's elegant civic centre, today it houses Wales's national archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.

    Discover the secrets of our ancestors from the Neanderthals a quarter of a million years ago in the archaeology gallery, Origins: in search of early Wales. Everyday objects and beautiful artefacts tell the stories of people in Wales and explore our links with the past.

    The art collection at National Museum Cardiff 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.

    National Museum Cardiff
    Cathays Park
    CF10 3NP

    • Exhibitions - Admission Free





      Exhibitions - Admission Free


      Free Admission to Exhibitions

    • Pop & Abstract





      Pop & Abstract




      9th March - 1st September


      A major new exhibition of modern and contemporary art, including paintings and sculpture from the museam's collection, all influenced by the pop art movement from the "Swinging Sixties"

    • Wildlife Photographer of the Year





      Wildlife Photographer of the Year


      16th March - 28th April


      A prestigious competition showcasing the best in photographic images of the natural world, which is co-owned by the Natural History Museam and BBC Worldwide

    • Julian Stair: Quietus- The Vessel,Death & the Human Body





      Julian Stair: Quietus- The Vessel,Death & the Human Body


      An Exhibition of beautiful funerary vessels, from cinerary jars to sarcophagi, exploring the containment of the human body after death.

    • Beans on Toast





      Beans on Toast


      A Family exhibition investigating the journey of beans on toast, from plant to plate. Part of the British Ecological Society's film festival of Ecology.