National Waterfront Museum

National Waterfront Museum

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

Telephone: (029) 2057 3600


Email: [email protected]

At the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea 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 bringing the past right to your fingertips.

Open daily from 10am-5pm and entry is free!


Explore 15 themed galleries which all tell a different story of this crucial period in Welsh history enabling you to be in charge of tracing your own experience of the fascinating - and still evolving - story of industrial Wales.

Top five things to see!

Make sure you check out the following during your visit.

    • Robin Goch - one of the earliest examples of aircraft in the UK.


    • Penydarren - a replica of the world’s first steam locomotive.


    • MA James - a model of the slate schooner from Porthmadog built in 1900.


    • People Gallery - stories about the lives of 12 Swansea families.


    • Achievers Gallery - showcasing a small sample of extraordinary men and women who have shaped modern Wales.


Get together for a great day out!


The Museum is ideally located to offer you and your group a great day out.

As well as visiting us, why not take a short walk into the city centre to do some shopping or meander along the promenade and soak up the sights of Swansea Bay.

Pre-booked groups benefit from:


    • Introductory tour, available on request


    • 10% off in the cafe (minimum spend £5pp)


    • 10% off in the gift shop (minimum spend £5pp)


    • Complimentary refreshments for coach drivers


    • Designated coach parking (cost applies)


Contact (029) 2057 3600 or email [email protected] to book.


Waterfront Cafe

Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm, relax in bistro style seating in a bright airy space.

Choose from freshly-made sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks or home cooked meals.

Children’s menus are available.


What’s On

Imaginative events and exhibitions take place throughout the year.

Visit to download a copy of the seasonal brochure or call (029) 2057 3600.


Visitor information

    • Gift shop


    • Cafe and children’s play area


    • Baby changing


    • Breastfeeding friendly venue


    • Disabled access and parking


    • Wheelchair access


    • Wheelchair hire available on request


    • Disabled toilets and Changing Places facility


    • Public lockers


    • Free WiFi


    • Pay and display car park (next to the LC on Oystermouth Road. Discounts apply, see website for details).


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