The Inspiration

National Museum Cardiff

Little My responded to a visit to National Museum Cardiff, which is unique among British museums in its range of arts and science displays.

In one of the most beautiful parts of the city, elegant in its white Portland stone, the museum is surrounded by parks, and close to the impressive City Hall and university buildings.

National Museum Cardiff is famous for its art collection - one of the finest in Europe – which contains a huge variety of works.

The archaeology gallery, Origins: in search of early Wales, traces life in Wales from the earliest humans 230,000 years ago and boasts amazing objects that have been discarded, lost or sacrificed along the way.

The Natural History gallery displays some of the unique environments that make Wales home to over 900 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and a diverse natural history from the seashore to the mountains.

The Evolution of Wales gallery takes you on an amazing journey through Wales, from the very beginning of time to the present day, beginning in space with the Big Bang and on to a 4,600 million-year journey.

  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.