National Museum Cardiff located in the heart of the capital city has an outstanding collection of art and natural science displays. The art collections include the world-renowned Impressionist collection of works by Monet, Cézanne, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Rodin.
The Evolution of Wales is a multimedia experience which tells the story of the formation of the earth and the evolution of Wales from the Big Bang up to the Ice Age.
Major exhibitions to open in 2015 include Fragile? (18 April-4 October), an exhibition of contemporary ceramics and Chalkie Davies – the NME years (9 May-6 September 2015) featuring black and white photographic portraits of Briatin’s leading rock icons from 1975-85.
St Fagans National History Museum is Wales’s most popular heritage attraction. The Museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and gardens. Well loved by the people of Wales and tourists from all over the worked, visitors can explore the history of Wales in over 40 original buildings that show how the people of Wales have lived, worked, played and spent their leisure time over the ages. In 2012, it was voted Britain’s ‘most-loved museum’ by readers of the popular consumer magazine Which? .
In 2015, St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff will be opening an iron Age farm – ‘Bryn Eryr’, based on an archaeological site on Anglesey, north Wales which was lived in at the time of the Roman conquest, around 2,000 years ago. With its thick clay walls and huge conical roof, the building was started spring 2014 and will open in 2015, The farm will be built with the help of volunteers, school children and members of neighbouring Cardiff communities of Ely and Caerau.