Swansea International Festival

Swansea Museum

Maritime Quarter

Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales, and a fascinating treasure house of Swansea’s past history. The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, Wales and the rest of the world.

The main museum building is home to everything from an Egyptian mummy to a traditional Welsh kitchen, displayed in six galleries. There are also many changing temporary exhibitions each year, including exhibits that currently commemorate the First World War and the Suffragette movement, with a special focus on their impact on Swansea and the South Wales area.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays) from 10:00 to 16:30 (last admissions at 16:15). Admission is free.


A pay-and-display car park is situated just a short walk away from the Museum on Oystermouth Road. There are also dropping off and pick up points close to the entrance during busy times.


The Museum has flat access from the rear and side, disabled parking spaces at the rear and a lift, allowing full access to all levels and galleries within the Museum.

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Swansea Museum