National Waterfront Museum

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.

From Pithead to Sick Bed and Beyond

  • 20 June — 4 October 2015 *on now

Based on a major new study carried out by Swansea University, this exhibition will explore how disabled people were treated and viewed in the mining industry and the south Wales communities that relied on it. Find out about the dangers of a miner’s life before the NHS and ‘health and safety’.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/swansea/whatson/?id=7909

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.

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.
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