Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

Discover the rich artistic heritage and natural history of Wales at the National Museum. Located in the heart of the city of Cardiff, this museum and art gallery is known for its extensive collections and annual calendar of special visiting exhibitions.

Entry to the regular collections at the National Museum is free of charge, and its unique setup brings each collection to life in a new way, enchanting visitors both young and old from all over the world. This is the perfect place to discover just what makes the Welsh landscape and culture so special.

The highlights

The National Museum in Cardiff offers something for visitors of all ages. Collections include art, archaeology, natural history and geology. The art collection in particular has been singled out as one of the most comprehensive in Europe, spanning more than 500 years of sculpture, paintings, drawings and more. It's also home to one of the world's best Impressionist collections.

It is unique compared to other museums in Britain in the way collections are arranged. There is a strong emphasis on the story of Wales. Each collection has been designed to showcase the country's rich history with tangible links to the past, so you can see how Wales has evolved over millennia.

Travel from the Big Bang to the present, and from the seaside to the mountains, as you explore fascinating specimens with audio-visual effects that bring the past to life. There's also a hands-on discovery centre that's perfect for younger visitors who want to get up close and personal with the artefacts.

The National Museum is ideally located when you’re staying in the city. At the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff, you'll also be within easy reach of other popular attractions like Cardiff Castle and Bute Park.