National Waterfront Museum | Day Out With The Kids

National Waterfront Museum

Swansea, Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales

  • Family interacting with screen at National Waterfront Museum in Swansea
  • Boy touching machine at National Waterfront Museum in Swansea
  • Family reading display at National Waterfront Museum in Swansea

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

A unique and captivating experience lies in wait at Wales's newest national museum!

The National Waterfront Museum offers stacks of fun and imaginative activities designed to appeal to and include all members of the family.

The events programme is stacked with interactive workshops, themed fun days, film screenings and arts and crafts, so there is something for visitors of all ages and interests. All activities are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Visitors can soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new in Swansea's maritime quarter. Dabble in the latest sensory technology that responds to hand gestures for an interactive experience, and be amazed at the ‘big things' that have contributed so much to the industrial history of our Wales.

Explore the industrial landscape with a panoramic video map, or learn about real lives from the past through digital street maps which you will still be able to recognise today.

The museum puts you in charge of the experience. You to delve as deeply into the exhibitions, displays and information as you want.

So come and visit them and lose yourself in the rich and enthralling history of Welsh industry and innovation.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Glamorgan and Cardiff, SA1 3RD, Wales


Click here to visit National Waterfront Museum's website
029 2057 3600

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed 25th December.


Free admission.

More Information


Accessible toilets available.

Baby food facilities

Baby changing facilities are provided, buggy park and public lockers.

Gift shop

The gift shop offers you the chance to take a slice of Welsh history home with you when you leave. From greeting cards and books to Clogau Gold jewellery and Welsh preserves, there is something to suit everyone's taste and pocket.

Eating information

Freshly made snacks, home-made soups and pastries are available at the cafe which has a five star rating for food hygiene. Children's lunch boxes are also readily available: five items of your choice including sandwiches, fruit juice, treats and yoghurt, as well as high chairs and a children's play area. The Waterfront Creperie offers a mix of savoury galettes and sweet crepes.