Museum opening at 11am: 31 July 2024

The Museum will open at 11am on 31 July. This is due to staff training. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Plan Your Free Visit

Opening Hours

18 March - 3 November 2024    
Open Daily 10am - 5pm

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​.


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Map & How to Get Here


Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


Advice for our disabled visitors


Access Guide


Can I bring my dog?

The National Slate Museum is happy to welcome trained assistance dogs, but we do not allow any other animals into the film theatre, galleries, historic houses, slate splitting demonstration, or the café.  

Dogs are allowed in all other areas, but must be kept on short leads at all times. 

Water bowls are provided at the museum entrance and by the cafés.

‘Pooper-scoopers’ are available on entering the Museum and we appreciate your co-operation in keeping the Museum clean and safe.

Eat, drink, shop

  • Our coffee shop serves a small range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks. 
  • The Museum shop will be open during your visit.
  • You are welcome to bring a picnic to the Museum.

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).

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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.

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