World-class art and natural history

With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

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

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 art.

Art Galleries

Take an amazing journey in The Evolution of Wales from the very beginnings of time to the present day. The story begins in space with the Big Bang and takes you on a 4,600 million-year journey, bringing you face to face with dinosaurs and woolly mammoths along the way. Find out how life evolved in Wales and which dinosaurs roamed the land.

The Evolution of Wales galleries

basking shark

Witness Wales’s diverse natural history on an expedition that begins at the seashore and ends in the mountains. Experience some of the unique environments that make Wales home to over 900 Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Natural History galleries

At National Museum Cardiff we also run an exciting temporary exhibition programme; see our

What’s On guide to see what’s happening today.

View some panoramic images of one of our previous exhibitions, KIZUNA: Japan | Wales | Design.

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See What’s On at National Museum Cardiff

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