Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum
Museum Square
Victoria Road
Maritime Quarter
Vale of Glamorgan


Swansea Museum webpages


Swansea Museum Website





01792 653763


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


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.
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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



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



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