National Waterfront Museum

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At the National Waterfront Museum take in the sights and sounds of more than 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation.

Using cutting-edge interactive technology, the Museum puts you in charge of the experience putting the past right at your fingertips.

Located on the quayside of Swansea Marina - originally the South Dock of 1859 - the Museum stands in the former commercial heart of one of Wales's foremost industrial towns. Copper sheets made in Swansea once sheathed the hulls of the Royal Navy - to this day the term copper-bottomed implies quality and reliability!

15 themed galleries each tell a different aspect of this crucial period in Welsh history using a mix of touch screen technology and real objects, enabling visitors to be in charge of tracing their own experience of the fascinating - and still evolving - story of industrial Wales.

What's On
Imaginative events and exhibitions take place at the National Waterfront Museum throughout the year.

Visit www.museumwales.ac.uk to download a copy of the seasonal What's On brochure or contact (029) 2057 3600.

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Guide Prices

Free Entry. Pay and display parking.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From outside Swansea, exit the M4 at junction 42 and follow the brown signs. From inside Swansea, the Museum is located on Oystermouth Road next to the LC, Swansea’s Leisure Complex. For satellite navigation purposes use the post code SA1 3ST.

Accessible by Public Transport: Swansea station is 1 mile away.

National Waterfront Museum

Type:Museum

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD

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Tel0300 111 2 333

Opening Times

* Open daily 10am - 5pm

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