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National Museum Cardiff (Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd) in Cathays Park is home to the art and natural history collections. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

For Open Doors there will be a series of behind-the-scenes tours of the vertebrate store, where most of the bird and animal specimens are held. Also on display will be a number of rare books from the early natural history collections.

Booking required. There will be four 30 minute tours of the vertebrate store throughout the day - 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm. Places are limited to eight people per tour. Visitors can book on the day but, as places are limited, booking in advance is recommended. Please contact the librarian on 029 20573202 or for details.

Address - National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP.

The museum is located in Cathays Park opposite Gorsedd Gardens. The nearest train station is Cathays Station, approximately five minutes walk from the museum, and the Bay Car bus number 6 runs from Cardiff Bay to Cathays Park via the city centre.

A visitor car park is situated behind the museum, off Museum Avenue. Please purchase an exit token from the museum shop - £6.50. Parking is free to disabled badge holders. Please take your blue badge to the museum shop when purchasing your token. On-road disabled parking bays are also available at the front of the museum on Gorsedd Gardens Road. Lifts are available to access the stores. However, there will be some walking involved to reach them.