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Swansea Museum

Victoria Road, Swansea SA1 1SN, Wales
+44 1792 653763
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Ran out of time

Small museum but very interesting, from the steam engine and Cornish beam outside, to the smallest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good Expo on WWI

Good temporary expo on WWI from the Swansea point of view. Otherwise the artifacts on history and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Victoria Road, Swansea SA1 1SN, Wales
+44 1792 653763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museum but very interesting, from the steam engine and Cornish beam outside, to the smallest exhibit inside. Very thoughtfully laid out - I like to take my time and look at and read everything so I'll just have to come back and see more....More

Thank BiscuitJoint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good temporary expo on WWI from the Swansea point of view. Otherwise the artifacts on history and life in Swansea are a bit sketchy and not all that well presented. A little sad.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this fine museum turned a damp day into something much more memorable. It is very interesting afternoon out, with a very good section devoted to how the horrors of the First World War affected this busy Welsh city. The disturbing, and poignant...More

1  Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this museum after visiting the waterfront museum first and it was a nice visit later in the day If you are ever in Swansea then visit this museum and see for yourself and the man on the counter is really friendly and...More

Thank hols256
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often visit Swansea Museum, described by Dylan Thomas as “the museum which looks as though it should be in a museum”. To commemorate the outbreak of World War One in 1914, the museum created an excellent display with details of local soldiers and a...More

Thank Michael_SF6310RH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem. The main room covered Swansea from Paleolithic to modern times with more emphasis on the earlier periods (up to Roman Swansea) than modern period. Don't miss out on the Egyptian Room - it is a little Tardis. At the time, the downstairs...More

Thank Roslyn P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Popped into Swansea Museum as staying nearby. A great little find packed with a range of artefcats and displays. A must see is the Egyptian mummy and alos the WWI trench. Free entry and within easy walk of the main shopping area.

Thank ZIPZIP555
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Enjoyed the egyptian room which was very small. Lots of china and archaeological stuff. A small photographic exhibition..

Thank Hilary F
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Gave this a visit whilst with family on half term break. A really lovely museum and the World Wars exhibits were very good especially the reconstruction of the trenches which gave you feeling of what it was like for those poor chaps. Also very interesting...More

Thank stuartGeorge
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place. The world war section in brilliant. It's also free to get in here. Well worth a visit

2  Thank joannabowditch
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