• National Museum

    Situated in the heart of Cardiff's elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales's national art, natural history, archaeology and geology

National Museum

The museum has something to offer everyone and has a regular programme of events and activities. 

 

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history, archaeology and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. If you want to stand and stare, there’s plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs. For exploring you can pick up a range of gallery trails to guide you around the Museum.

The Art collection at the new National Museum of Art, within the same building, is one of Europe’s finest. See five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist works.

In the Natural History galleries make sure you visit the new Marine gallery, where you can see the world's largest Leatherback Turtle and the huge skeleton of a Humpback Whale. In the Evolution of Wales gallery find out more about the Big Bang 4600 million years ago and how our planet was formed. 

Guided tour: Highlights of Art - A tour of the historic art galleries with a Volunteer Guide. Daily 35 minute tours from 12:30 pm.

Entry Fees: FREE

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Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

The National Museum is a 9-minute drive into the City Centre from Future Inn Cardiff, which you could do in a taxi or there is pay and display parking outside.  Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, followed by a 10-minute walk to the museum. Alternatively, you could walk the short distance to the bus stop from the hotel and you could catch the number 6 bus which stops outside the museum, which takes about 23-minutes in total. It would take approximately 37-minutes to walk from the hotel or 13-minutes to cycle.

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Pre or Post Exploring Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7. 

 

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