Plan Your Visit

We are reopening!

We’re delighted we can welcome you to National Museum Cardiff again from Thursday 27 August.

All visitors will need to pre-book a free ticket for their visit. We are preparing our booking site at the moment, so please keep checking here for details or keep an eye on our social media.

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.