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

Working for Victory: Welsh Industry and the First World War

  • 11 October 2014 — 15 March 2015 *on now

The tens of thousands of Welshmen who went to fight in Europe during the 1914-18 war were supported by many thousands more who worked in essential industries, often joined by women for the first time in the workplace.

This exhibition looks at what they produced, how it contributed to the war effort and the impact of the war on Welsh industry.

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?event_id=7672

Dylan Thomas by Alfred Janes

  • 11 October 2014 — 1 February 2015 *on now

A special chance to view a portrait of Dylan Thomas painted by his friend Alfred Janes, on loan from National Museum Cardiff.

Working for Victory – Welsh Industry and the First World War

  • 11 October 2014 — 15 March 2015 *on now

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

Memorial – Commemorating the First World War in glass

  • 8 November 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

Stories of individuals and communities affected by the First World War were commemorated in many works of art made from glass.

This exhibition from Swansea School of Glass displays a selection of cartoons (glass designs) and contemporary glassworks that are a response to the war.

Calch

  • 6 December 2014 — 29 March 2015 *on now

The Calch [lime] project investigates, preserves and interprets the limestone quarries and lime kilns at Herbert’s Quarry, near Brynamman. This exhibition examines the industry in Wales and what this community project has achieved.

Philip-Newman---Living-By-the-Sea-Exhibition

Living by the Sea

  • 31 January — 22 March 2015

Commissioned by the Port of Milford Haven, as part of Seafarers Awareness Week 2013, these portraits of people who make their living at sea, were taken by pupils from Milford Haven School to raise awareness of the contribution made by seafarers working in Pembrokeshire.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?event_id=7674

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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