Allan Ginsberg's poem is used as the starting point for an exploration of modern and contemporary forms of romanticism.

During a visit to Wales in July 1967, American Beat writer Allen Ginsberg, walked through the countryside and composed a new poem while high on LSD. Titled Wales Visitation it was typically Romantic, invoking an imagined Celtic past, while drawing on the landscape and folklore of the country.

This redisplay of the contemporary galleries connects Ginsberg's verse with works of Romantic art, such as those by David Jones, Richard Long, Graham Sutherland, and Clare Woods.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP

029 2039 7951


Opening times

Tues – Sun & most Bank Holiday Mondays
10am – 5pm (Galleries close 4.45pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

Free to all

10% off restaurant

Valid to 31 December 2019

10% off café

Valid to 31 December 2019

Enjoy a range of sandwiches and baguettes, home-made soup, and cakes made from local Welsh ingredients where possible.

10% off shop

Valid to 31 December 2019

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