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National Waterfront Museum

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed 25th December.


Free admission.

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

029 2057 3600



Click here to visit National Waterfront Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Accessible toilets available.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

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

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

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.

Yes, National Waterfront Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Waterfront Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

National Waterfront Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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