Travelling by train to the National Museum Cardiff is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the National Museum Cardiff is Cathays, which is served by Transport for Wales services throughout the day. It's 6 minutes to the National Museum Cardiff on foot. Simply exit the station and walk south down Park Place until you reach Gorsedd Gardens. The museum is opposite the gardens.

The National Museum Cardiff is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages.

Visit the National Museum Cardiff website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:30 - 15:30
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Website
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

From Park Place entrance, access to Cardiff Queen Street bound platform is over a stepped footbridge.

There is no disabled access between the two platforms (footbridge only) and any customers with wheelchairs who have travelled from the Valleys, who wish to access the Civic Centre should change at Cardiff Queen Street.

Nearest fully accessible station - Cardiff Queen Street.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Departures and arrivals from Cathays

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cathays station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RadyrTransport for Wales16:24Late
to BridgendTransport for Wales16:29On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales16:35On time
to Barry IslandTransport for Wales16:42On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales17:00Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Barry IslandTransport for Wales16:23Late
from RadyrTransport for Wales16:28On time
from Barry IslandTransport for Wales16:34On time
from RadyrTransport for Wales16:41On time
from BridgendTransport for Wales16:59Scheduled

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