Plan Your Free Visit

Opening Hours

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​.



Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter

Map & How to Get Here


The National Waterfront Museum does not have a dedicated car park.

However, there are several pay and display car parks situated just a short walk from the Museum. You can find more information on car parking facilities here

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.


Here you can find information about accessibility throughout the Museum including parking, wheelchair access, lifts, baby changing facilities, assistance dogs, Braille resources, and induction loops.

Access Guide


Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


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).

Can I bring my dog?

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

Eat, Drink, Shop

  • Our café is open, but providing a limited offer. 
  • The Museum shop will be open during your visit.
  • You are welcome to bring a picnic , while there’s nowhere to eat these within the museum, there are benches around the marina outside which make for a nice spot. 

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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