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 9th February to Sunday 12th May

Then & Now: 80 Years of CASW

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our hotel


Since 1938, the Contemporary Art Society for Wales (CASW) has acquired around 900 works by 500 artists. These are now held as part of well-known public collections across Wales.


This exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Society’s first acquisition by exploring the contemporary art of successive eras. The exhibition will include works from the Gallery’s Collection including David Jones.


Curated by Dr Peter Wakelin.


Thursday 14th February to Friday 19th April

Beginners course: Ancient Egyptian Funerary Culture

Egypt Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse


The Funerary Culture of the Ancient Egyptians

Lead by Dr. Ken Griffin

Collections Access Manager, the Egypt Centre


• handle ancient objects from the Egypt Centre

• learn about the ancient Egyptian view of death and the afterlife

• explore the ritual and magical objects of the ancient Egyptians


The focus of this course will be the objects housed in the Egypt Centre. You will have the opportunity to handle several ancient artefacts and learn about Egyptian attitudes to death and the afterlife including: servant figurines, ritual and magical objects, mummification and coffins.

These classes are limited to 15 people per course and will not result in credits or assessments (they are for educational fun).


Cost £100, or £50 for active volunteers

10x 2 hour sessions

Held at the Egypt Centre, Swansea University

Thursday 4pm to 6pm (starting 14th February)

Thursday 6.30pm-8.30 starting 14th February


For more details or to book a place, please contact Ken Griffin at, or call 01792 295960, or speak to a member of staff at the Egypt Centre


Saturday 16th February to Sunday 26th May


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


Rasheed Araeen Alois Auer Karl Blossfeldt Henry Bradbury Edward Chell Peter Fillingham Ori Gersht Joy Girvin Fay Godwin David Heinrich Hoppe Derek Jarman Paul de Monchaux Rosa Nguyen Pia Östlund Alicia Paz Siân Pile Marc Quinn Hilary Rosen Suzanne Treister Yu-Chen Wang


The ‘Tree of Life’ is present in many cultures and traditions and understood in a multitude of forms from the genealogical to evolutionary, and from cultural and political hierarchies to growth forms. Phytopia presents a number of works exhibited for the first time, with sculptural pieces by Derek Jarman and Paul de Monchaux and works by Rasheed Araeen alongside nineteenth century Nature Prints and works from the Glynn Vivian collection.


Exhibition includes film, photography, sculpture and painting.


Curated by Edward Chell.


10am - 5pm each day



Friday 22nd February

Museum Matinée: Brighton Rock (PG, 1947)

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel


Museum Matinées explore classic films on the last Friday of each month and feature an introduction to the social and cultural context of each film.


Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for the death of a fellow gang-member, the police believe it to be suicide. This doesn’t convince Ida Arnold, who was with Fred just before he died, and she sets out to find the truth.


Friday 22nd February

Glynn Vivian at Night

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


Free entry, drop in and join us at any time. Everyone welcome.


Experience the Gallery after hours. As well as access to all our gallery spaces, enjoy a range of art and craft workshops, lms, poetry, live music and performance, with food, drinks and a licensed bar available from Glynn Vivian Café.


Each month will see a new line up of artists and performers.


On 22 February we'll be celebrating LGBT history month with film, workshops and more.


Join us for an after work social or for pre 'night out' drinks and discover something new at Glynn Vivian.


5 - 10pm


Saturday 23rd February to Saturday 2nd March

3 Cool St David’s Crafts

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Get ready for St David’s day, and make three cool quirky crafts featuring some of Wales’s iconic symbols – the dragon, the leek and the daffodil.


12.30 - 3.30



Saturday 23rd February

Museum Monthly Movies: Zog (U, 2018)

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel


Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?


Two screenings: 1pm & 3pm



Sunday 24th February

The Dragon and the Castle Puppet Show

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our Bed and breakfast


Join us on a hilarious journey back in time for some medieval mayhem. where you will meet a Princess, Dragon and Knight in this rip-roaring puppetry adventure.


two shows - 1pm & 3pm

364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3UL



Phone Hotel on: 01792 651380