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National Museum of Wales

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National Museum of Wales
Museum Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

The National Museum in Cardiff is part of the Civic Centre of the city, and the building was opened in 1907. The museum is part of the National Museum of Wales, and showcases art, archaeology, geology and natural history. It also presents regular exhibitions.

Admission: Free

How to get here:

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Rail: Cathays Station - Exit the station on the west side onto Park Place, and turn left. Walk along Park Place until you reach Gorsedd Gardens Road on the right, and the Museum is on the corner.

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Bus: Cardiff Bus Map - Nearest bus stop is on Park Place (route 27 north).

 

Access: visitorStatus: recognisableEntrance Hall

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Eugene follows Gwen into the University

 

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Eugene follows Gwen into the University

Planet of the Dead
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Filmed: 19 Jan 2009
The guards move into position.

 

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Eugene follows Gwen into the University

 

 

Access: visitorStatus: recognisableWest Wing

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Eugene follows Gwen through the University

The Lazarus Experiment
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Filmed: 2006
The guests run out of Lazarus's laboratory.

Planet of the Dead
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Filmed: 19 Jan 2009
Security guards walk up to an exhibit.

 

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Gwen walks through the University

The Lazarus Experiment
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Filmed: 2006
The guests run out of Lazarus's laboratory.

 

 

Access: visitorStatus: recognisableThe Dome

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
The university dome.

Planet of the Dead
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Filmed: 19 Jan 2009
Christina winches herself into the museum.

 

 

Access: visitorStatus: recognisable"Dinosaur" Hall

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Gwen talks to Eugene's friends.

 

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Exhibits in the Hall.

 

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Random Shoes
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Filmed: 2006
Exhibits in the Hall.

 

 

Access: visitorStatus: recognisableExhibition Hall

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Photograph taken: 28th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Dalek
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Filmed: 25 Oct 2004
The TARDIS arrives at a museum ...

Planet of the Dead
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Filmed: 19 Jan 2009
The alarms sound around Christina.

 

Where to travel to next?

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For detailed information where you can travel to next, see the full Locations Guide entry.

Additional Torchwood locations as the crow flies:

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City Hall (Greeks Bearing Gifts): 0.06 miles.

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City Hall Road (Children of Earth: Day Four): 0.09 miles.

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Boulevard de Nantes (Everything Changes, Dead Man Walking, Children of Earth: Day Two): 0.10 miles.

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Pen and Wig (pub) (Everything Changes): 0.10 miles.

Filming Reports:

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25 Jan 2010: Filming - Photos from filming for The Big Bang.

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22 Jun 2009: Filming - Photos from setup/filming for Mona Lisa's Revenge.

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19 Jan 2009: Filming - Photos from setup/filming for Planet of the Dead.

Further links about the location:

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6 Jun 2010: Musée d'Orsay - official site (the real museum, reflected in Vincent and the Doctor)

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National Museum of Wales

Also seen in:

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1 Aug 2010: Sherlock: The location featured as the inside of the National Musuem in The Blind Banker

Related Stories

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Random Shoes [2006]: Gwen visits the Science and Natural History Museum in Aberystwyth.

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