Leonardo da Vinci at National Museum Cardiff

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, until 6th May National Museum Cardiff will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist.

The drawings are from the Royal Collection which contains the world’s finest collection of Leonardo’s works.

Image credit: Leonardo da Vinci, A Standing Male Nude, c.1504-6 RCIN 912596, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

A total of 144 of Leonardo’s exquisite drawings will be on show in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including National Museum Cardiff.

These exhibitions will be followed by major displays at The Queen’s Galleries in Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.

The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany – as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metal point.

You can buy your tickets on the day of your visit: Adults £5, Concessions £4, 16 years and under Free. 50% discount for National Art Pass holders. Tickets cannot be bought in advance, only on the day, with a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early.

For more information visit www.museum.wales/cardiff

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