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Swansea Museum Website
Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales.
The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, Wales and the rest of the world. We have everything from an Egyptian mummy to a Welsh Kitchen, displayed in six galleries. There are also many changing temporary exhibitions each year. It is a fascinating treasure house of Swansea's past history.
The Museum building was completed in 1841 in the grand style of Neo-Classical architecture. The museum is architecturally significant, and it has been listed as a Grade Two * Building.
The Museum has an extensive local history library that is open to the public by appointment. Please contact the Museum in advance of your visit to ensure that you can use the research facilities.
Museum, Industrial heritage site, Library
Last entry 16.40
Open Bank Holidays
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime
Festival of Archaeology 2014: Life before shopping
- 23 July 2014
What did people do before shops had been invented and they wanted - a fishing net? some new clothes? a piece of rope? Come and find out at this family friendly event at Swansea Museum.
The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust will be running a series of workshops on prehistoric crafts between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm.
Please check all Festival of Archaeology 2014 event dates, times, booking and admission charges before visiting.
WW1 Medal Making
- 24 July 2014 1-4pm
Come along and have a go at making some WW1 style medals.
- Any age
WW1 Origami Boats
- 31 July 2014 1-4pm
Come along and have a go at making some WW1 style origami boats.
- Any age
War Horse Puppets
- 2 August 2014 10am-1pm, 2-4pm
Create War Horse themed shadow puppets for storytelling then use them in our puppet theatre in this magical workshop for the whole family.
- Any age
WW1 Cartoon Workshop
- 7 August 2014 1-4pm
Have a go at making a WW1 themed cartoon with Lucy Donald.
Suitable for ages 8-16.