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People, Communities and Lives National Waterfront Museum

Warehouse gallery

The Social History of Welsh Industry

Lose yourself in the fascinating industrial and maritime history of Wales in the Warehouse gallery.

See how industry affected the way we used to live - be it individuals, groups or organisations - and have your eyes opened to the scale of Welsh maritime heritage.

Imagery, film, words and spoken testimony bring the social history and impact of our industrial past to life.

Warehouse Gallery

Absorb traditional displays of iconic objects and dabble in the latest sensory technology that responds to hand gestures for a truly interactive experience. Explore the industrial landscape with a panoramic video map, or learn about real lives from the past through digital street maps you can still recognise today.

Unearth the energy behind the industry, and trace the power of the sea with a video timeline charting the history of Wales’s maritime tradition. Marvel at the nation’s achievers such as Aneurin Bevan, Richard Trevithick and David Lloyd George, or Gareth Edwards and Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Warehouse gallery

Uncover the origins of our most popular and influential organisations and communities, from the Trade Unions, Miners Association and National Health Service to the Freemasons, Order of Foresters and Merched y Wawr.

The Warehouse puts you in the driving seat as the social history of Welsh industry is revealed. Delve as deeply into the exhibitions, displays and information as you want.

Our layered approach and blending of old and new interpretation means there’s numerous ways of enjoying our wonderful collections.