National Museum Cardiff

Audio Description Tours

national museum walesNational Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

From October 2016, visitors who are blind or visually impaired can attend a guided audio description tour of our collections. The tours will be on a different theme each time and most will include touch elements.

The tours are FREE, but booking is essential.

Guided assistance

A sighted companion is welcome to accompany you on the tour. We also offer a limited amount of guided assistance from Museum staff. Please let us know when you book if you require this.


Tours will run every other month, on a Thursday. Confirmed dates for 2016 are:

  • Thursday 8 December, 11am. Natural History.

Discover the diverse natural history of Wales on this tour. Come face to face with an array of plants and animals from the seashore to the woodland and beyond.

The tours will last approximately 90 minutes. We recommend visitors arrive 10 minutes before the start time.


Spaces are limited, so advance booking is essential. To book, please contact (029) 2057 3240.We may not be able to answer your call right away but please leave a message and your contact details and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Group Bookings

We also offer audio description tours to pre-booked groups of up to 10 people (including sighted guides). These require at least 4 weeks’ notice, and depend on availability. Pre-booked groups benefit from discounts in the museum café, restaurant and shop, and complimentary refreshments for the coach driver. For more information about booking your group please contact (029) 2057 3315.