Plan Your Visit

Road closures and bank holiday opening

Due to Pride Cymru's Big Weekend, the Museum's car park will be inaccessible from Thursday 22 to Monday 26 August. The Museum will be open as usual, including on bank holiday Monday.

Roof repairs

We remain open for visitors (10am – 5pm) while work continues on repairs to the roof.


We are currently experiencing problems with our lifts. If you have access needs and wish to visit a specific gallery, please check its accessibility by phoning 0300 111 2 333.

Opening Hours

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4:45pm.

Open most bank holiday Mondays, including 26 August.

If you wish to see specific galleries on your visit, please telephone to confirm that they are open.

Entry is free!
Some events and exhibitions may have a separate charge.


National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Map & How to Get Here

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


Advice for our disabled visitors

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Food & Drink

At National Museum Cardiff, we pride ourselves in providing good quality food that is cooked on site using local, Welsh products whenever possible.

Food & Drink


The National Museum Cardiff shop is bursting with exciting gifts and has something for everyone.


Group Visits

National Museum Cardiff welcomes group visits and aims to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Please pre-book your group to help us plan for your visit.



There's plenty for families and children to enjoy at National Museum Cardiff, whenever you visit and whatever your interests!



A Visitor Car Park is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue. Purchase an exit token from the Museum Shop - £6.50. Parking is free to disabled badge holders. Please take your blue badge to the Museum shop when purchasing your token. On-road disabled parking bays also available at the front of Museum on Gorsedd Gardens Road.


Photography is allowed in the galleries for personal, non-commercial, purposes only.

  • The use of flash is not permitted at any time.
  • The use of tripods and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time.
  • Photography in loan exhibitions is not permitted at any time.
  • Photography of human remains is not permitted at any time.

It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed.