November 2020: Under current circumstances, the Art Department is temporarily unable to provide an Art enquiry service or Art curator-led talks, tours, and visits. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

National Museum Cardiff, part of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales, is home to the Welsh national collection of fine and applied art. This is a unique resource documenting the history of art in Wales since the 16th century and a major international collection of British and European art. We also hold art from other cultures.

The Art Department of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales aims:

  • to study, collect and display the work of Welsh artists and makers, artists who currently work or have worked in Wales and those inspired by its landscape and culture
  • to tell the story of the patronage of art in Wales
  • to illustrate the history of fine and applied art in Wales
  • to place the history of fine and applied art in Wales within the context of Western art since the Renaissance
  • to help our visitors understand and enjoy the art of all cultures equally
  • to interpret the collection for the benefit of a wide range of visitors - both those who live in Wales and those who are visiting Wales, including educational groups