National Museum Cardiff

Located in the heart of Cardiff’s beautiful Civic Centre, the National Museum has a huge variety of exhibitions including art, natural history, Welsh history, architecture and geology, as well as a changing programme of events and exhibitions. There is also an interactive gallery which lets you explore the exhibits, ask your own questions and find your own answers with the help of the museum staff. Follow Wales’s amazing journey from the very beginning of time to the present day. The story begins in space with the Big Bang and takes you on a 4,600 million-year journey, bringing you face to face with dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Find out how life evolved in Wales, why Wales once had a sub-tropical climate and which dinosaurs roamed the land. Discover the secrets of our ancestors from the Neanderthals a quarter of a million years ago to stories of invasion and conquest, and from Roman rule to rebellion under Owain Glyndwr. Everyday objects and highly decorative jewellery and artefacts tell the stories of Wales and explore our links with the past. See the world’s largest leatherback turtle, a live nest of 55,000 leafcutter ants and intricate carved cameo shells. Explore our relationship with the natural world and consider people’s impact on the environment.

The Art collection at the National Museum is one of the finest in Europe. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including works by Monet, Renoir and Cezanne are housed in this magnificent building