Plan Your Free Visit

Opening Hours

10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4.45pm.

Open for 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays but open Bank Holiday Monday.

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.

Visting by public transport, bike or foot?

You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0800 464 0000.

Eat, Drink, Shopping

  • The Museum café in the Main Hall is open every day 10am-4pm offering a range of drinks and snacks.
  • The restaurant is open weekends and bank holidays at 11am-3pm.


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 during Museum opening hours. To use this, please visit our Welcome Desk. We kindly ask for a £5 donation for this service. Luggage cannot be left overnight.

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

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

Due to ongoing essential maintenance to some of our galleries, we have had to change what we do and some of our art galleries remain CLOSED. Please get in touch. To save disappointment, you can explore the art galleries in full online to see if a particular piece of artwork is on display ahead of your visit. 

The Clore Learning Centre is now only available for pre-booked schools and community organisations as we continue to look for different ways to use our spaces. Find out more

Can I bring my dog?

National Museum Cardiff is happy to welcome properly trained assistance dogs, but we do not allow any other animals into the museum buildings. 


If you prefer to visit when we’re less crowded, there are usually fewer people on our site from 3pm each day.

Access Guide

Coach Groups

Group visits can be made during our normal opening times and admission is free.

Please pre-book your group by emailing for the following benefits: 

  • 10% off in the gift shop (£5pp min. spend) for your visitors.
  • Complimentary refreshments for the coach driver (on production of ID).

Lost Property

Please contact us to enquire about lost property. Unfortunately, we can only keep hold of personal items for two weeks.

Stepping Out at Amgueddfa Cymru

Do you count your daily steps?

Or would you like to know how many steps you do on a visit to our Museums?

We all know that exercise, fresh air and discovering new things are good for our physical and mental well-being.

Amgueddfa Cymru’s Steps campaign helps you to explore as many different routes and areas of the museums as you like, count your steps, discover new things and take in some culture and history along the way!

You might want to explore the outdoors at the National Wool Museum, National Slate Museum and St Fagans, or delve deep underground at Big Pit, or wander the galleries and exhibitions at the National Waterfront Museum, National Roman Legion Museum and National Museum Cardiff.

With suggested routes and steps counted, what’s stopping you?

Put your best foot forward and start exploring!

Stepping Out

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