Post-16 Education

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

National Museum Cardiff

Leonardo da Vinci, A Standing Male Nude, c.1504-6 RCIN 912596, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Leonardo da Vinci, A  Deluge, c.1517-18 RCIN 912380, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Self-Guided Visit

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist.

The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany - as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metal point.

The drawings are from the Royal Collection which contains the world’s finest collection of Leonardo’s works. In February 2019, a total of 144 of Leonardo’s exquisite drawings will be on show in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including National Museum Cardiff. These exhibitions will be followed by major displays at The Queen’s Galleries in Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.

Phone (029) 2057 3240 to book your tickets.

Groups 16 years and under FREE / £5 adults / £4 concessions

Teachers and group leaders accompanying a group are free.

Art - Artes Mundi

National Museum Cardiff

During the session you will choose the work of one of the aritsts in the exhibition. You'll spend time working out the themes you think they are addressing in their work and see if you can find a link between this art and work in the rest of the Musuems art collection.

Duration: 30 minutes
Dates: 6 November 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.


National Museum Cardiff

Students will be led through the process of looking at and analysing an art work, through a study of 4 artworks. If you would like to study specific works during this session please let us know.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Free In school

Community Challenge - Welsh Baccalaureate

Key Stage 4 – Advanced Level

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas and Amgueddfa Cymru to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources will help students to prepare and develop skills for the Community Challenge. 

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Free In school

William Smith Exhibition - A Level Geology Challenge

National Museum Cardiff

This resource for A Level was written to support the William Smith Maps exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. The exhibition has now moved to Oriel Y Parc. The resource can also be used in the classroom, by accessing the maps online at


Cost: For use in school - free of charge.