History and heritage in Swansea

Egypt Centre

Swansea University, Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP

swansea.ac.uk

The Egypt Centre houses an important collection of Egyptian antiquities. The museum, officially opened in September 1998, has a collection of over 3,000 Egyptian antiquities once owned by the manufacturing pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936).

Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust

Heathfield House
Swansea SA1 6EL

ggat.org.uk

GGAT is the Welsh Archaeological Trust covering the Welsh counties of Glamorgan and Gwent. We currently hold about 25,000 records of archaeological and historical interest and make this information available to all those who have an involvement in the past whether as researchers, developers, school children or farmers.

Gower Heritage Centre

Parkmill, Gower
Swansea SA3 2EH

gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

The centre is based around a historic 12th century water-powered corn and saw mill, with craft workshops, daily tours and demonstrations. It caters for individual visitors, school and group visits, with an extensive programme of special events throughout the year. Collections: The centre has a large collection of rural crafts machinery from the 19th century.

National Waterfront Museum

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter
Swansea SA1 3RD

museumwales.ac.uk

The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new in the city's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

Swansea Museum

Museum Square, Victoria Road, Maritime Quarter
Swansea SA1 1SN

swanseamuseum.co.uk

Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales. The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, Wales and the rest of the world. We have everything from an Egyptian mummy to a Welsh Kitchen, displayed in six galleries.

West Glamorgan Archive Service

Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
Swansea SA1 3SN

swansea.gov.uk

We are a local authority archive service for the people of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.