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Dylan Thomas Centre

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Address: Dylan Thomas Centre Somerset Place | Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR, Wales
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+44 1792 463980
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Museum that chronicles the life and works of Thomas Dylan, one of the most...

Museum that chronicles the life and works of Thomas Dylan, one of the most notable of Welsh poets.

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Gem of a place.

Finally got to drop by this centre, it was far more than I expected and wonderful to read so much about the great man. I loved the items in the shop too. Tempted to use the cafe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Caerfyrddin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got to drop by this centre, it was far more than I expected and wonderful to read so much about the great man. I loved the items in the shop too. Tempted to use the cafe for breakfast next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

What a wonderful exhibition! So well laid out and extremely informative. A variety of presentation styles are included, with loads of visual feasts as well as a film and various audio samples available. The staff are extremely helpful and the centre is very well kept. Lovely coffee and welsh cakes too, as well as some handy maps and guides from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a well-organized little museum focused exclusively on the life of the poet Dylan Thomas who died in 1953. It seems to be complete with manuscripts, letters, photos, video and sound. It's free, too. Don't miss it if you go to Swansea. Refreshments and gifts are available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit. It is based in the old docks area which is now part of the bay. It is housed in an old building which once was owned by the army. Nice to see and hear some of the history of Dylan Thomas and his life. Entrance is free and things for children to do.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Dylan Thomas Centre, located in Swansea's old docklands, presents a fascinating insight into the life and work of Dylan Thomas. It will be of interest to anyone, regardless of prior background, who wanted to know more about Dylan Thomas. But I think one would get more out of it if one has already read at least Thomas' best known... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'm not at all familiar with Dylan Thomas's work but this is a fabulous place with tremendous variety including sound recordings and personal letters. I didn't know he had been so good when he was so young. Anyone visiting Swansea should make sure they come here.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very informative and a must for all fans of his work. As a family we found the visit very rewarding/

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Katzir, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This centre is an important place to visit for all Dylan fans. - here we can learn of his past history and writings as well as his family life.

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Brief visit but this is a place we would have happily stayed at longer. Although we were not prior enthusiasts of Dylan Thomas, following this visit we listened avidly to the Burton and full cast recording of Under Milk Wood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Respect and admiration in abundance are reflected in every feature of the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales. The carefully assembled exhibits include black and white photographs, diary entries, book covers and excerpts from Thomas’ early projects, and voice recordings of those who knew him and worked with him. We especially enjoyed the storyboards that showed all the cross connections... More 

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