Plan Your Visit

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Following the latest announcement from Welsh Government, we are planning to reopen the outdoor grounds of St Fagans National Museum of History for a limited number of days each week from the beginning of August. Our six other national museums will open at a later date, which is yet to be finalised.

While our museums are closed, you can still engage with us here on our website. Explore our collections online, articles about our work and activities to do at home. Discover new stories and please share your own through engaging with us via our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

If you have any enquiries, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Many thanks for your understanding and continued support. Take care and keep in touch!

Opening Hours

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm. (Open most bank holiday Mondays.) Galleries close at 4.45pm.

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

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


Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Map & How to Get Here

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


Advice for our disabled visitors

Access Guide

Food & Drink

At National Museum Cardiff, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality food that is cooked on-site using local, Welsh produce 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. Visitors parking here must purchase an exit token from the Museum shop for £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 are also available at the front of the 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.


Lockers are available for storing luggage during our opening hours of 10am–5pm. They are operated by tokens available from our Reception Desk for a refundable deposit of £1.

We also have an additional storage area suitable for large suitcases. To use this, please ask at the Reception Desk.

Pushchairs and prams are allowed in the Museum, but they can also be left in a buggy park in the Main Hall.