Events in Swansea: museums

Swansea Museum

20 minutes walk from our Bed and Breakfast



Tuesday 25th September to Saturday 30th March 2019

Starlight Order

Dylan Thomas Centre - 25mins walk from our B&B


To tie in with Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr, the Dylan Thomas Centre presents a temporary exhibition featuring the medieval Welsh poem Y Gododdin, focusing on its influence on David Jones’ epic, In Parenthesis.


Material on display will include handwritten manuscripts by David Jones, and excerpts from the broadcast script of In Parenthesis, the recording of which featured both Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton.


The Exhibition is presented in partnership with the National Library of Wales and with thanks to the Estate of David Jones.


Saturday 13th October to Sunday 31st March 2019

HM Coastguards: Safeguarding the Shore

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Cost Free 10am - 4.30pm each day


Suitability All


Discover the history of HM Coastguard and visit a horsedrawn rescue wagon from HM Coastguard in Porthcawl. Find out how the organisation started and continues tirelessly to help those in distress and to safeguard our shores.


Part of Year of the Sea 2018.


Sunday 4th November to Sunday 24th February

For Freedom and Empire

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our B&B


When the news broke on 4 August 1914 that Britain had joined the war against Germany and Austria-Hungary, many thought it would all be over by Christmas. No-one could have imagined how long the war would last, and how far-reaching its influence would be. The war had an immediate impact on the slate industry.


This exhibition explores the responses within the slate quarrying communities to the First World War recruitment campaign preceding conscription.

Our forms a key part of the Welsh Government’s Wales-wide programme marking the centenary, called Cymru’n Cofio – Wales Remembers 1914-1918.  



Saturday 1st December to Sunday 6th January

Track the Reindeer Trail

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Eight of Santa’s Reindeers have taken off without their sleigh and have got lost in the Museum. Search our galleries to track them down in time for Christmas Eve!


Saturday 8th December to Sunday 27th January 2019

Peter Blake

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our hotel


Peter Blake is one of the UK’s most popular artists and this exhibition will include the Under Milkwood series, together with some of his more recent work.


This exhibition is a partnership project which celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Friends of the Glynn Vivian.


Rooms: 8 & 9


Preview: Sat 8 December 2.30pm – 4.30pm. The artist will be present


Monday 10th December to Sunday 20th January

Swansea Open 2018

Glyn Vivian Arts Gallery - 25mins walk from our B&B


Glynn Vivian is pleased to announce this year’s annual celebration of art and craft by artists and makers who live and work in Swansea.


The exhibition is open to all, including artists and makers with professional backgrounds and others who, without formal study, enjoy the challenges and rewards of creative activity. The exhibition seeks to showcase diverse selection of work across a broad range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking & film.


Monday 10th December to Sunday 6th January

Wales and the Sea

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our bed and breakfast


Suitability: All

With a coastline measuring almost six hundred miles in length, it isn’t surprising that Wales has a close relationship with the sea.


These waters have shaped not only the coastline of Wales, but also the history and imagination of the Welsh people.


Inspired by stories and images from the collections of The National Library of Wales, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Cadw, this exhibition explores our relationship with the sea and how it has impacted on our landscape and culture.


10am - 5pm each day


364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3UL



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