Plan Your Free Visit


The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority. We encourage everyone to wear a face covering, use our hand sanitising stations and maintain physical distance where you can.

Opening Hours

10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4.45pm.

Open for 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays but open Bank Holiday Mondays and will open later on the first Thursday each month

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


Cathays Park
CF10 3NP


Map & How to Get Here



A Visitor Car Park is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue. Visitors parking here will receive a ticket at the point of entry and need to pay £6.50 for the day at a pay-station located at the rear of the car park. Please note that the pay-stations only accept card payments – no cash payments are accepted. Visitors can use any credit/debit cards (except for American Express), or Apple or Android Pay.

Parking is free to blue badge holders. Please use the intercom at the exit barrier to verify your blue badge permit. Disabled parking is also available at the front of the Museum, on Gorsedd Gardens Road.

Eat, Drink, Shopping

  • The restaurant is open weekends and bank holidays and we offer a range of drinks and snacks at the Museum’s café on the ground floor.
  • The Museum shop will be open during your visit.


Advice for our disabled visitors

Wheelchair access and access with pushchairs can be made by phoning 029 2057 3300. A staff member will help you gain access to the building. If you encounter any issues, please let our museum assistants at the top of the stairs at the front of the building know.


Access Guide


What you will see when you visit

Your experience at National Museum Cardiff will be different from what we can normally offer, but we hope you enjoy:

  • Visiting our Evolution of Wales and Natural Science galleries on the ground floor
  • On the first floor, you’ll find the fantastic historic art galleries are open for visiting. Here you’ll see work by Botticelli, Richard Wilson and Rembrandt

What you won’t see when you visit

To reduce any risks from COVID-19, we have had to change what we do, and currently the Clore Learning Centre, the Virtual Reality experience and some of our art galleries remain CLOSED. You can explore the art galleries in full online.


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.

Support Us

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales is a charity. Every purchase you make from us and every gift you give us, however small or large, will help us ensure that Amgueddfa Cymru belongs to everyone and is here for everyone to use. Please donate if you can.

Find other attractions in the area: Discover the story of Wales