National Museum of Wales – Building in Cardiff

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National Museum of Wales Cardiff

Location: Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Wales

This historic building is both a museum and art gallery.

Before & after photographs of the building:

National Museum of Wales Cardiff National Museum of Wales
images from ArcelorMittal

Material: Uginox AME, by ArcelorMittal

Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

Contact: phone 029 2057 3000

The building was officially opened back in 1927.

The museum is part of ‘Amgueddfa Cymru’ – National Museum Wales.

Entry is free

The building contains Wales’s national archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections plus major touring and temporary exhibitions.

In 2011, with funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the former Glanely Gallery was transformed into the Clore Discovery Centre, which offers hands-on exploration of the museums 7.5 million items that are normally in storage, including insects, fossils and Bronze Age weapons. School groups, formal and informal groups can also be accommodated but should book in advance.

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Galeri Creative Enterprise Centre, Caernarfon, northwest Wales
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Galeri Creative Enterprise Centre
Galeri Caernarfon, northwest Wales – photo from Richard Murphy Architects

Welsh arts building

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, North Wales
Design: Sergison Bates Architects
Ruthin Craft Centre Wales
image : Dewi Lloyd © Ruthin Craft Centre
Ruthin Craft Centre

Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Design: Softroom Architects
Glyndwr University Building
image © 1AX Architetti Associati

Website: Wales

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