Swansea's Industrial Heritage

Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum, which opened in 1841, is the oldest museum in Wales. The Museum was founded by the Royal Institute of South Wales, which was established in 1835. Since 1990 the Museum has been under the guardianship of the City & County of Swansea.

The Museum operates over the following sites: the Pontoon in the Marina, the Tramway Centre in Dylan Thomas Square and the Museum itself.

The Museum also has a historic library relating to the collections with books and ephemera dating back to the 19th century. Access to the reference library is only by appointment and books are not available for loan.

Opening times

Swansea Museum: Tues to Sun 10am–5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Museum Library: By appointment only.

Museum Collections Centre, Landore: Wednesdays 10am-4pm

Historic vessels in Swansea Marina: Seasonal opening or by appointment.

Museum Tramway Centre: Seasonal opening or by appointment.


(01792) 653763


Victoria Road