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National Museum Cardiff Tours

National Museum Cardiff
Housing Cardiff’s premium art and history collection, the National Museum Cardiff is the city’s most visited museum, dating back to 1927. Set in the tranquil surroundings of Cathays Park, the museum houses a vast collection of Welsh archaeology, geology and natural history items, depicting the country’s fascinating history and ancestry through a series of inventive installations.

It’s the adjourning art gallery, however, that draws the most attention. Renowned as one of Europe’s finest art collections, with pieces dating back to the turn of the 16th century, the museum’s 15 galleries showcase Europe’s art history through a range of different styles, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and silverwork. Particularly notable are the extensive 19th and 20th century galleries featuring Monet's famous San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk; the world's largest collection of works by satirical artist Honoré Daumier and works by Poussin and Salvator Rosa, among a roster of other celebrated names. A bronze cast of Rodin's The Kiss is the key piece of the impressionist gallery, displayed alongside works by Renoir, Van Gogh and Cézanne, and homegrown artists like Thomas Jones, Augustus John and Richard Wilson feature prominently in a gallery devoted to Welsh art.
Address: Wales
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience National Museum Cardiff

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City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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See all of Cardiff’s spectacular sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the captivating Welsh capital. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this convenient sightseeing experience and disembark the distinctive double-decker bus whenever an attraction captures your attention. See cultural highlights like the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and Techniquest and listen to informative audio commentary as you explore. Your sightseeing pass is valid for 24 hours after first use, giving you ample time to discover the city.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.52
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$18.52
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Doctor Who Cardiff Walking Tour

Doctor Who Cardiff Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of TV’s favourite Time Lord on this 2-hour Doctor Who walking tour of Cardiff. Visit memorable locations from the sci-fi drama series including Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Wales, and spot recognizable sights like Rose Tyler’s workplace and the site of Danny Pinks death. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with fun Doctor Who facts and trivia and tell you insider stories and anecdotes about Doctor Who actors and filming locations.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.84
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$19.84
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Cardiff's Civic Centre: An audio tour of the city's most historical buildings

Cardiff's Civic Centre: An audio tour of the city's most historical buildings

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This self guided audio tour is your chance to explore what is widely regarded as one of the finest collections of public buildings in the whole of Britain, strikingly presented with domes, towers, columns, and statues, and elegantly laid out amidst peaceful ornamental gardens and tree lined avenues. This tour is an escape from the hustle and bustle of Cardiff City Centre to the peace and tranquility of this parkland oasis, and a journey back in time to hear and see the story of a momentous period in Cardiff’s history. The parkland, its statues, and its buildings send powerful messages of a new city eager to stamp its place in the world, while rediscovering Welsh national identity and pride for the first time in generations.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour 5 minutes
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$5.00
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$5.00

Private Doctor Who Day Tour of South Wales - Castles, Cardiff, and Doctor Who!

Private Doctor Who Day Tour of South Wales - Castles, Cardiff, and Doctor Who!

All of our guides adore Doctor Who, and some of them have even worked on Doctor Who itself, been interviewed by Doctor Who Magazine, and are considered experts on all things Doctor Who. This tour is your chance not only to see the city of Cardiff and its castles; but also to explore some of the city's history and see some of the places where Doctor Who was filmed with someone who is as passionate about Doctor Who as you are. Even if you are being dragged along as someone's companion, we're certain that by the end of the tour you will love the Welsh capital, and all things Doctor Who. This day tour is the perfect way to see the city of Cardiff, three of South Wales' most important castles, and the locations where they filmed Doctor Who. Blending expert history with geeky Doctor Who knowledge this tour will keep everyone happy! Updated as new episodes are released, this tour is the perfect treat for Whovians of all ages and can be customised to suit your needs or length of stay.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.69
Price varies by group size
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$244.69
Price varies by group size

Private Day Tour of South Wales, including Cardiff & Caerphilly Castle.

Private Day Tour of South Wales, including Cardiff & Caerphilly Castle.

This day tour is the perfect way to see the city of Cardiff and three of South Wales' most important castles - Cardiff, Caerphilly, and Castell Coch. Starting at Cardiff Castle this tour, led by one of our expert and fun-loving local guides, offers you the chance to see some of South Wales' most iconic and historic landmarks, uncover their history, and explore the culture of Wales all in one day. After exploring Cardiff Castle, you will be taken on a walking tour of the city where you will have the chance to see some hidden gems, that are not often visited by other tours including Cardiff's historic market and covered arcades. After exploring the city you will have time to explore one of the best art galleries in the UK, before being whisked off to the largest castle in Wales where you can explore this medieval marvel. Finally, you will be taken to one of the prettiest castles in the UK where you will be able to see inspirational interiors and breathtaking views of of Cardiff.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.31
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$251.31
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Private Day Tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, St Fagans, & Cardiff Bay

Private Day Tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, St Fagans, & Cardiff Bay

Our Private Day Tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, St Fagans and Cardiff Bay is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to quickly get to know the Welsh Capital. Whether you are here for a holiday, a flying visit, or are looking to get to know the capital for any other reason this day tour is the best way to discover as much as you can, in a single day. Led by a local Cardiffian, this day-trip allows you to see the best bits of Cardiff, discover its history, and hear what it is like to live in the city. Best of all, because our guides are locals, they know all the best places to eat, drink and explore that are often away from the usual tourist spots. While this tour is usually only available for groups up to 3 people, we are able to offer tours for larger groups of up to 30 (please contact us for more details). This means that should you want to explore with a group of friends, or a college or university group, you can knowing that you will get exactly the same amazing tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.53
Price varies by group size
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$264.53
Price varies by group size

Private Walking Half-Day Walking Tour of Cardiff

Private Walking Half-Day Walking Tour of Cardiff

Our Private Half-Day Tour of Cardiff is the best way to quickly get to know the Welsh Capital. Whatever your reason for visiting, this is the best way to discover as much as you can of this stunning city in half a day. Led by a Cardiffian, this trip allows you to see the best bits of Cardiff, hear what it is like to live in the city and discover some of the local hidden gems that only a local knows about. Because our guides are locals, they know all the best places to eat, drink, and how to experience all the best bits of the city including those places that are away from the usual tourist trails. Starting in the city, and including a brief visit the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff's civic centre, the tour will finish 'down the bay' where you are able to visit some of Wales newest and most iconic buildings and learn how the city (and Wales) has changed in the last 100 years.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.33
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$165.33
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Private Doctor Who Walking Tour of Cardiff

Private Doctor Who Walking Tour of Cardiff

All of our guides adore Doctor Who, and some of them have even worked on Doctor Who itself, been interviewed by Doctor Who Magazine, and are considered experts on all things Doctor Who. This tour is your chance not only to see the city of Cardiff but also explore some of this amazing city's history and see some of the places where Doctor Who was filmed with someone who is as passionate about Doctor Who as you are. Even if you are being dragged along as someone's companion, we're certain that by the end of the tour you will love the Welsh capital, and all things Doctor Who. This 3-hour long tour is perfect for people who wish to see the best bits of Cardiff before taking time to explore the city on their own, or people who wish to travel into the Welsh capital for a day trip from other locations such as London. Updated as new episodes are released, this tour is the perfect treat for Whovians of all ages and can be customised to suit your needs or length of stay.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.33
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From
$165.33
per group
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Withlocals Your Way: Cardiff 100% Personalised City Tour with a Local

Withlocals Your Way: Cardiff 100% Personalised City Tour with a Local

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Borough Market is one of London’s most famous foodie hotspots, where you can find everything from tasty street food to artisan delicacies and traditional British dishes. This walking tour will give you a local’s view of the market, visiting shops, stalls, and restaurants, and sampling a variety of foods and drinks, including artisan cheeses, cider, samosas, cakes, and handmade fudge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.83
Price varies by group size
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$47.83
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are National Museum Cardiff hours of operation?
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National Museum Cardiff hours of operation: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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