Plan Your Visit

Museum Closure

Due to a Welsh Government local lockdown in the area, National Museum Cardiff has had to close. Keep an eye on the website and our social media and we’ll let you know when it can reopen. The outdoor grounds of St Fagans National Museum of History remains open for Cardiff residents only, free tickets are available to book on the website.

Opening Hours

Open 10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4.45pm.

Open for four days per week – every TuesdayThursdaySaturday and Sunday – until further notice.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to conduct bag searches when entering the museum​.

All visitors entering the site will need to have booked a free ticket in advance

Paintings, dinosaurs, toilets – your questions answered!

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333
Email: cardiff@museumwales.ac.uk

Location

Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Map & How to Get Here

Parking

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.

Food and Drink

  • The restaurant will be open for hot and cold drinks and pre-packed food.
  • We will also be offering a range of drinks to take away near the museum’s entrance

What we have put in place to help keep you safe

  • Our front of house staff have received health and safety training in relation to COVID-19.
  • Visitor safety guidelines are in place on site – please follow them
  • Social distancing measures are in place on site
  • Hand sanitising stations are available for visitors and staff.
  • We have further increased our hygiene regime
  • We have a lot of interactive exhibits at the Museum – we will be taking special care to clean these regularly to keep visitors safe.
  • We will be managing visitor numbers in line with public health and safety guidelines.
  • We have set up new routes, such as a one-way system. Please look out for and follow any new signs around the site.

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you are showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone who has the virus in the last 14 days, we request that you don’t visit, as you may be turned away to reduce risks to other visitors and our staff. Why not experience our museum by viewing our collections on the website until you are feeling better?

Accessibility

Advice for our disabled visitors

Access Guide

Shop

The Museum shop will be open during your visit. We have made some changes to how we operate. These include:

  • Moving the shop into the Main Hall to provide more space to browse
  • Removal of high touch displays
  • Increased cleaning of the shop and equipment
  • All staff wearing face visors
  • We are encouraging payment by card and contactless

Shopping

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 some of our art galleries – including our world-famous impressionist gallery -  the Clore Learning Centre and the Virtual Reality experience remain CLOSED.

Toilets

Our toilets will be open, and we have put in place an improved hygiene schedule for your safety. For the wellbeing of visitors and staff, we also encourage the use of face coverings.