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National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of Welsh industry and innovation over the past 300 years. Cutting-edge interactive technology puts you in charge of the experience, allowing you to delve as deeply into the displays as you want. Prepare to explore 100 audio visual exhibits including 36 state of the art interactive displays and some very large historic objects from across the country including a replica of the world’s first steam locomotive, a brick press and one of the very few surviving coal wagons. Imaginative events and exhibitions take place all year detailing the enthralling history of Welsh industry and innovation, where the technology of today meets the tools of the past. The £33.5 million museum, which secured funding from the Welsh Development Agency and the Heritage Lottery Fund, was opened in October 2005 sporting a major new slate and glass building integrated with an existing Grade II listed warehouse. The collections on display include maritime, transport, technology and retail artefacts. After an enlightening tour of the museum, stop to enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, soups and cakes at the cafe or relax with a speciality coffee.

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Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter

0300 111 2 333



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What a fantastic museum this is, it’s part of the national museum wales so it’s free to enter. Parking was a bit hit and miss as winter wonderland was still on the museums car park but currently being dismantled. Fantastic museum staff dotted around the exhibits that were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. You have 15 exhibits to wander around all telling the story of welsh industry and innovation. Plenty of touch screens to keep little ones interested and also a little play corner upstairs. Beautiful stocked cafe serving hot food, snacks, cakes and drinks with plenty of seating inside and outside facing the marina. Also has a courtyard garden that would be ideal to sit and relax in the summer. Toilet facilities, baby and adult changing areas and also free WiFi. Also Swansea museum, transport museum and a few bars/cafe in the immediate area too so plenty to keep occupied old and young and all free to enter

- Jerry D - 26-02-2019