Pre-book your BBC 100 in Wales exhibition ticket

Your free exhibition tickets are available to pre-book, with daily walk-up visits also available for those who arrive at the Museum without advance bookings. Save time on arrival by pre-booking your ticket here.

Plan Your Free Visit


The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority. We encourage everyone to wear a face covering, use our hand sanitising stations and maintain physical distance where you can.

Opening Hours

10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4.45pm.

Open for 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays but open Bank Holiday Mondays and will open until 9pm on the first Thursday each month. 

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333


Cathays Park
CF10 3NP


Map & How to Get Here



A Visitor Car Park is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue. Visitors parking here will receive a ticket at the point of entry and need to pay £6.50 for the day at a pay-station located at the rear of the car park. Please note that the pay-stations only accept card payments – no cash payments are accepted. Visitors can use any credit/debit cards (except for American Express), or Apple or Android Pay.

Parking is free to blue badge holders. Please use the intercom at the exit barrier to verify your blue badge permit. Disabled parking is also available at the front of the Museum, on Gorsedd Gardens Road.

Eat, Drink, Shopping

  • The restaurant is open weekends and bank holidays and we offer a range of drinks and snacks at the Museum’s café on the ground floor.
  • The Museum shop will be open during your visit.

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

Due to ongoing essential maintenance to some of our galleries, we have had to change what we do and some of our art galleries remain CLOSED. Please get in touch. To save disappointment, you can explore the art galleries in full online to see if a particular piece of artwork is on display ahead of your visit. 

The Clore Learning Centre is now only available for pre-booked schools and community organisations as we continue to look for different ways to use our spaces. Find out more

Can I bring my dog?

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


If you prefer to visit when we’re less crowded, there are usually fewer people on our site from 3pm each day.


Access Guide


Coach Groups

> Information for bus companies and tour operators regarding group visits

Pre-booked groups benefit from:

  • 10% off in the gift shop (£5pp min. spend)
  • Complimentary refreshments for the coach driver (on production of ID).


Lockers are available for storing luggage during our opening hours of 10am-5pm. They are operated by tokens available from our Reception Desk for a refundable deposit of £1.

We also have an additional storage area suitable for large suitcases. To use this, please ask at the Reception Desk.

Pushchairs and prams are allowed in the Museum, but they can also be left in a buggy park in the Main Hall.

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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