Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum
Museum Square
Victoria Road
Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Vale of Glamorgan
SA1 1SN
Wales

Website

Swansea Museum webpages

www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1076

Swansea Museum Website

www.swanseamuseum.co.uk

E-mail

karl.morgan@swansea.gov.uk

Telephone

01792 653763

Fax

01792 652585

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site, Library

Opening hours

Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00
Last entry 16.40
Open Bank Holidays

Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays

Admission charges

FREE.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime

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.
Amy Sharrocks

Amy Sharrocks at Swansea Museum

  • 17 May 2014

Swansea Museum and Amy Sharrocks invite you to fall into the waters of Swansea, immerse yourself in the sea and share a group fall.

There are many falls: a general difficulty keeping up, the fall of an Empire, falling asleep, economic slumps and crashes, industrial depressions and recession, falls from grace. Children teach us that falling is a human condition, but somehow we forget that as we grow up…

In the hope that our repeated gesture of falling will un-shame future falls for all of us, DAYTRIPPER invites us to come together for a fall. Slough off this constant striving to be UP, reclaim our right to fall and allow ourselves to be down. Exploring the possibilities of our trips and stumbles, and questioning the joys of being sure-footed, Amy is hoping people will leap at the chance to be down, while other people are up.

Giving a new slant to the idea of a day trip, come for a stumble and flop.
Why not bring the family? Make it a family trip.

Ever fallen? No matter. Try again. Fall again. Fall better.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
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Glamorgan Young Archaeologists’ Club

  • 10 May 2014 10:30am-1:30pm
  • 7 June 2014 10:30am-1:30pm
  • 12 July 2014 10:30am-1:30pm

Glamorgan YAC is based at Swansea Museum and offers a range of activities from arts and crafts, guest speakers and games, to finds recording and washing, site surveying and field trips.

To find out more about becoming a member or to join please email glamorganyac@gmail.com. The club runs the second Saturday of each month.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

Amy Sharrocks

DAYTRIPPER Discussion

  • 1 May 2014 7-9pm

In the run up to their collaboration for Museums at Night 2014, artist Amy Sharrocks will be appearing at Swansea Museum to discuss DAYTRIPPER. Invitation to fall. Come along on Thursday May 1st at 7pm to hear the artist discuss her work and receive your invitations to fall.

On this evening, Amy will also be collecting for her Museum of Water - choose some water that is precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Tell us why you chose this water. We will keep it for you.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Website

http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/projects/museum-of-water

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Mediaeval Swansea Tour by City Witness

  • 21 June 2014 2:30-4:30pm

Join the research team to explore traces of medieval Swansea in the city today, and walk in the footsteps of William Cragh and other Medieval Characters.

This is part of our Medieval Swansea exhibition starting in June. This exhibition uses the strange tale of William Cragh as the starting-point for exploring medieval Swansea, drawing on the major new research project City Witness: Place and Perspective in Medieval Swansea (www.medievalswansea.ac.uk).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking is essential, please ring Swansea Museum on 01792 653763.

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

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Mapping Medieval Swansea

  • 21 June 2014 11am-1pm

What can maps tell us about Medieval Swansea?This interactive workshop will introduce participants to sources and research techniques for reconstructing historic landscapes.

This is part of our Medieval Swansea exhibition starting in June. This exhibition uses the strange tale of William Cragh as the starting-point for exploring medieval Swansea, drawing on the major new research project City Witness: Place and Perspective in Medieval Swansea (www.medievalswansea.ac.uk).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking is essential, please ring Swansea Museum on 01792 653763.

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

WW1 Medal Making

  • 24 July 2014 1-4pm

Come along and have a go at making some WW1 style medals.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

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WW1 Origami Boats

  • 31 July 2014 1-4pm

Come along and have a go at making some WW1 style origami boats.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

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