20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Cardiff Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Cardiff

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Cardiff in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 74 Cardiff museums and art galleries to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Display room at The Cardiff Story Museum

The Cardiff Story Museum

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover how Cardiff turned from a small market town in the 1300's to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900's at The Cardiff Story Museum. The...

Outside view of National Museum Cardiff at night

National Museum Cardiff5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There's plenty for families and children at the National Museum in Cardiff, whenever you visit and whatever your interests. A firm family favourite i...

Staff doing fire show at Techniquest in Cardiff

Techniquest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Techniquest aims to inspire and inform the scientists of the future! The UK’s longest established science discovery centre develops and sells exhibit...

Family walking at St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff

St Fagans National Museum of History5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Fagans Museum is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificen...

Men in costumes at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village in Penarth

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

  • Penarth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The country park has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, with some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Inte...

A little boy looking at the exhibitions at The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint Experience

  • Pontyclun
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ever wondered where money comes from? Take the kids to The Royal Mint Experience, one of the UK's most fascinating attractions, and witness the UK’s...

People looking at displays at Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Since 1888 Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport's history, culture and environment. The archaeology collections spa...

Exhibition room at Weston super Mare Museum

Weston Museum

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Following its £1.6 million refurbishment the much-loved home of the North Somerset collection, Weston museum, is ready for you to explore! Discover W...

Men dressed as Roman Soldiers at National Roman Legion Museum in Newport

National Roman Legion Museum

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you and your family love the Romans then the National Roman Legion Museum , Caerleon is for you. We've got hundreds of things that belonged to the...

Helicopter at The Helicopter Museum in Weston Super Mare

The Helicopter Museum

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Helicopter Museum is the largest dedicated Rotorcraft Collection in the world - with around 80 displayed Helicopters and Gyrocopters. The collect...

Outside view of Winding House in New Tredegar

Winding House

  • New Tredegar
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit Winding House, the Museum of Valleys Life! Discover the hidden history of Caerphilly County Borough at the museum, which is built on the site o...

Collection at Oakham Treasures in Bristol

Oakham Treasures5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums that is dedicated to retail and farming history in the UK! This vast unique attraction...

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We The Curious

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

We The Curious is an interactive, intergalactic charity with a focus on play, asking questions and sparking your curiosity. The centre has two floors...

Big pit at Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon

Big Pit National Coal Museum

  • Blaenavon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Big Pit National Coal Museum is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, we o...

Model at Blaenavon Ironworks in Pontypool

Blaenavon Ironworks

  • Pontypool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The historic Blaenavon Ironworks is where the recent BBC series Coal House was filmed, because the site includes 3 rows of the original workers' terr...

Outside view of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery in Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery can be found on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and has an interesting variety of obje...

Market House Museum

  • Watchet
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Market House Museum is located where the Esplanade meets Market Street and occupies the ground floor of Watchet's former Market House. Today the Muse...

Kids dressed as pirates on boat at Watchet Boat Museum in Somerset

Watchet Boat Museum

  • Watchet
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take to the seven seas and celebrate the history of local flatner boats at the Watchet Boat Museum. With a yo ho ho and a bottle of (non-alcoholic) r...

Outside view of Dunster Museum and Doll Collection

Dunster Museum and Doll Collection

  • Dunster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dunster Museum and Doll Collection Open from 12th April 2014, see more than 800 dolls from many periods, in varied costumes, a dolls house, childrens...

Water mill at Dunster Water Mill

Dunster Water Mill

  • Dunster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dunster Water Mill is a fully restored 18th century working watermill that is considered one of the finest in the West Country. It is part of Dunster...

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