National Museum Cardiff
Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales’ art collection is one of the finest in Europe. Covering six centuries and displayed over 24 galleries at National Museum Cardiff, the collection features some of the most recognisable names in art: Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Gwen John, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.
The Upper West Wing Galleries host the Museum’s changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions; recent shows have included a major retrospective of the work of David Nash and the most recent exhibition The Rules of Art? bringing together five hundred years of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, and ceramics from the collection to pose questions about representation, identity and culture.
The Museum’s founding partnership with Artes Mundi since 2002 has brought international scope to its contemporary collections that continues the tradition of the Davies sisters’ bequest of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works in the 20th century. Through this collaboration, supported by the Derek Williams Trust, acquisitions have been made from artists including Bedwyr Williams, Tania Bruguera, Prabhakar Pachpute and Berni Searle, amongst many others. www.museumwales.ac.uk.
Monday: Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
The Museum is open for Extra Time until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month. Dates are: 2nd November, 7th December, 4th January, 1st February.
Free to enter.
Find out about access at National Museum Cardiff by visiting this link: https://museum.wales/cardiff/visit/access/
How to Get There
The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Bus and Train Station. A map of walking/cycle routes is available from Sustrans.
From Cardiff Central Train Station, walk to Wyndham Arcade, St Mary Street and take bus number 35 to the Museum. From Cardiff Bay take the Bay Car bus number 6 to the city centre, and then bus number 35 from Wyndham Arcade. Alternatively, from Cardiff Bay train station, take the direct train to Cardiff Queen Street station and walk 880 yards to the Museum. You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0800 464 0000.
Junction 32 of the M4. For satnav use the post code CF10 3NP.
Parking: A Visitor Car Park is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue. Visitors parking here will receive a ticket at the point of entry and need to pay £6.50 for the day at a pay-station located at the rear of the car park. Please note that the pay-stations only accept card payments – no cash payments are accepted. Visitors can use any credit/debit cards (except for American Express), or Apple or Android Pay.
Parking is free to blue badge holders. Please use the intercom at the exit barrier to verify your blue badge permit. Disabled parking is also available at the front of the Museum, on Gorsedd Gardens Road.
The nearest train station is Cathays Station, approximately 5 minutes walk from the Museum.
Great Western Railway run high-speed intercity and regional train services to Cardiff Central.
For train travel information please visit National Rail Enquiries website.