Swansea Museum
Swansea Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Daniel L
    Swansea, United Kingdom51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indoor Education
    Popped in with nephew as looking for something indoor to see. Was pleasantly greeted and asked if we wanted to participate in game of finding hidden mice pics scattered around the museum, this was a great challenge whilst exploring the history and al round fun. Lots of good displays here from all cultures and as free entry well worth visiting
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Emily
    London, United Kingdom436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to see
    Absolutely filled with items alongside detailed explanations. Lots to see with a range of prehistoric & modern Swansea items to an Egyptian mummy. Good to see other historical and restorative factors also considered in the displays. Staff were friendly and helpful. I actually lost track of time and was there until close. Recommend.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Travelling3D
    Wales, United Kingdom143 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely free venue
    Visited here as we had a few hours spare in Swansea before a cinema trip so was looking for something cheap and cheerful to do. This venue is completely free to enter! A lovely bit of history, toilet facilities available too aswell as a lovely little gift shop.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Gail H
    Swansea, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My feelings on swansea museum
    I've been going to this museum since I was a little girl. My mother would take me every Saturday when we went into swansea. It was my favourite place to go. Obviously over the years I went less and less whenever I got the chance or there was a special display like the 2nd world war or Anne Frank i would go. Its a beautiful building and I used to feel like I was going back in time when I went in there. Its part of swansea like swansea Castle or St Mary's Church. I love the museum and allways will. You can't visit swansea without going to swansea .museum.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2024
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Woodbine_69
Wrexham, UK51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Hard to rate as a very mixed experience! The display on locally made clothes through the years is attractively set out and very interesting. We also found the Egyptian room good,and also the other archaeology-based areas downstairs.

However, the upstairs room showing the very famous Red Lady of Paviland, and local geology and history was very tatty, many of the exhibits were unlabelled (or labels were falling off) and some displays were entirely empty, There are two large engines of some kind outside, but I can't tell you any more about them as they are not labelled at all, and need a bit of tidying up. Interesting ceramic displays if you enjoy those.

Definitely worth a visit (it is free after all!) but I am not in any hurry to return.
Written 13 April 2022
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Mike S
Bridgwater3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We visited Swansea Museum with great expectations but came away disappointed. Apart from one gallery, the displays were extremely difficult to view because the display cabinets were either not lit, or what was provided was very, very poor. With modern LED lighting, there is no reason not to provide a better visitor experience. There are two large rooms that are in themselves very poorly lit. My wife carries a small torch in her handbag and I jest not, that she had to use it to see what was in the cases!
Written 14 September 2021
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Gail H
Swansea, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I've been going to this museum since I was a little girl. My mother would take me every Saturday when we went into swansea. It was my favourite place to go. Obviously over the years I went less and less whenever I got the chance or there was a special display like the 2nd world war or Anne Frank i would go. Its a beautiful building and I used to feel like I was going back in time when I went in there. Its part of swansea like swansea Castle or St Mary's Church. I love the museum and allways will. You can't visit swansea without going to swansea .museum.
Written 13 April 2024
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Emily
London, UK436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Absolutely filled with items alongside detailed explanations.
Lots to see with a range of prehistoric & modern Swansea items to an Egyptian mummy.
Good to see other historical and restorative factors also considered in the displays.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
I actually lost track of time and was there until close.
Recommend.
Written 27 November 2023
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Travelling3D
Wales, UK143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Visited here as we had a few hours spare in Swansea before a cinema trip so was looking for something cheap and cheerful to do. This venue is completely free to enter! A lovely bit of history, toilet facilities available too aswell as a lovely little gift shop.
Written 27 January 2024
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Michael_SF6310RH
Swansea, UK379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We often pop into the Victorian museum “The museum which looked as though it should be in a museum” (Dylan Thomas) but our visit on Thursday 12th April was exceptional. The usually quiet museum was bursting at the seams. Within a stone's throw was an event attracting thousands of people – the Cornish “Iron Man”. During a break in proceedings there people had flocked to the museum with their children. It was delightful to see children gasping at the huge wall-mounted fossils, visiting the Egyptian mummy Hor and moving from exhibit to exhibit completing search lists. We should really encourage children to put down their “screens” and experience the real world.
Written 15 April 2018
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Alexander Marsden-Jones
Colerne, UK527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
One of the best things in this museum is the mouse trail. I always look forward to doing it every time I visit.

There's also an excellent WWI exhibition on at the moment. The reconstructions were really fascinating, and it's great that you can go in them, and interact with them too.
Written 12 February 2017
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Graham E
Merthyr Tydfil, UK192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
An impressive display of the Great War and a good insight as to how it affected families in Wales. Lots of other interesting displays in different rooms and floors.
Written 25 November 2016
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Ash T
Swansea, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Visited here today and thoroughly enjoyed it. One part was off limits due to a revamp but enjoyed nonetheless. It is so interesting. The oldest museum in Wales is a place I would recommend.
Written 4 August 2016
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stucker10
Neath9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Always prefer this museum to the sterile waterfront museum down the road. Lots of quirky exhibits and a really interesting gallery on early settlers and prehistoric times. The changing themes in the main exhibition hall are always very interesting, and there is plenty for children to get involved in - lots of puzzles, drawing and quizzes available.A lovely museum and probably the best attraction in swansea.
Written 1 June 2015
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