Department of Natural Sciences

Inspiring people and engaging the next generation of scientists

Amgueddfa Cymru has the largest and most comprehensive collection of Welsh geology, zoology and botany specimens in the world. These provide a unique record of the natural history of Wales charting evolutionary and environmental change over 700 million years.

Our scientists undertake internationally-recognised research which is disseminated via a range of media including peer-reviewed papers, online identification guides and databases and social media.

We engage directly with diverse groups and communities and use our collections and exhibitions to involve people in science and in scientific discovery.

Our collections from Wales and worldwide include over 3.5 million natural history specimens.


We are always happy to help with any Natural Science queries or questions that you may have. Contact details are given below:

General written or telephone enquiries may be addressed to:

The Department of Natural Sciences
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NP
Wales, UK

Phone: +44 (0)300 1112333