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National Waterfront Museum



Open 10am-5pm daily

(029) 2057 3600

Switchboard (standard rate): 0300 111 2 333

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About the museum

The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

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Industrial Action: 23 - 24 August

There will be some disruption at the National Waterfront Museum on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August due to industrial action. The site will remain open, but will have reduced services from 1pm.

The Holiday Handmade & Vintage Market scheduled on Saturday 23 August will take place as normal.

The Compact Matchbox Caravans event will be cancelled on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 but will run as normal on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 August.  

What's on

  • Exhibition

    “Are we there yet?”– Family Holidays in a Caravan

    Relive holiday memories inspired by our 1950s caravan, built in Cardiff and used by the same family for 60 years.

    14 June28 September

  • Event

    Marina Market

    Delicious fresh food and beautiful hand crafted goods, Marina Market is a brand new street market taking place in Dylan Thomas Square, right next to the Museum.

    14 September

  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.