National Waterfront Museum

National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter
Swansea
SA1 3RD
Wales

Website

www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/swansea

E-mail

waterfront@museumwales.ac.uk

Telephone

Information and Enquiries

02920 573600

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
View of National Waterfront Museum building
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Throughout the Industrial Revolution Wales and her people influenced the rest of the world. How we live today is a result of the choices we made then. At the National Waterfront Museum you can be plunged into poverty, wallow in wealth, dabble with danger or even risk your health! Experience noise, grime, high finance, upheaval, consumerism and opportunity. Be exploited! Watch as families cope under pressure. It's no ‘soap’. It's what really happened. Wales was one of the earliest and most heavily industrialised nations on earth. We reaped the benefits, but we suffered the consequences. A visit to the National Waterfront Museum will be unlike any visit you've ever made to any museum. Ever.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

10:00 - 17:00 daily

Admission charges

Free entry for all

Getting there

By bus
For the latest information and nearest stops visit http://www.traveline-cymru.info/

By road
From outside Swansea, exit the M4 at junction 42 and follow the brown signs. From inside Swansea, the Museum is located on Oystermouth Road next to the LC. For satellite navigation, use SA1 3ST.

By rail
Swansea is served by mainline services to London Paddington. There are also links with Carmarthen and west Wales and stations in mid Wales via the Heart of Wales line.

Wales' industrial collections

Collection details

Agriculture, Architecture, Archives, Inland Waterways, Industry, Land Transport, Maritime, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Working for Victory – Welsh Industry and the First World War

  • 11 October 2014 — 15 March 2015

Examining the effect of the Great War on Welsh industry, and the contribution of Welsh industry to Britain’s war effort.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of field communications during ww1

Wartime Horrible History Stories

  • 26 July 2014 11:30am-3pm *on now
  • 7 — 9 August 2014

Meet our time travelling soldier to hear tales from the terrible trenches. Then get hands on with some wartime artefacts. These sessions will run at: 11:30, 13:00 and 14:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Binoculars

Spy School

  • 31 July — 2 August 2014

Drop in to discover some of the secrets of espionage including making a fun disguise and fake documents.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Periscope rifle Gallipoli

Street Science - Periscopes

  • 9 — 10 August 2014 1-4pm

Spy on your enemies like they did in the Great War by making a nifty periscope that lets you see above walls and around corners using mirrors to bend light. These workshops will take place at 13:00 and 15:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking required Tel: 029 2057 3600.

Cricket in 1923

A History of Cricket during the Great War

  • 16 August 2014 11am-12pm

A talk by historian Dr Simon John about cricket during the Great War. Q and A.

Suitable for

  • 18+
Your Country Needs You poster

Propaganda Posters

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 12:30-4:30pm

Using our impressive Stanhope press, print your own Great War inspired recruitment poster. These workshops will run at 12:30 and 15:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

By bus
For the latest information and nearest stops visit http://www.traveline-cymru.info/

By road
From outside Swansea, exit the M4 at junction 42 and follow the brown signs. From inside Swansea, the Museum is located on Oystermouth Road next to the LC. For satellite navigation, use SA1 3ST.

By rail
Swansea is served by mainline services to London Paddington. There are also links with Carmarthen and west Wales and stations in mid Wales via the Heart of Wales line.

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