Set in a beautifully converted 19th-century seamen's chapel, the modestly sized Mission Gallery stages some of Swansea's most striking...
WWII bombing flattened much of central Swansea, which was rebuilt as a rather soulless retail development in the 1960s, '70s and '80s....
National Waterfront Museum
The Maritime Quarter's flagship attraction is the National Waterfront Museum, housed in a 1901 dockside warehouse with a striking glass...
An old-fashioned corner pub with polished mahogany and brass bar, Victorian tiles and a range of cask-conditioned beers on tap,...
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Lonely Planet review
It would be hard to find a more complete contrast to the Waterfront Museum than the gloriously old-fashioned Swansea Museum – Dylan Thomas referred to it as 'the museum which should have been in a museum'. Founded in 1834, it remains charmingly low-tech, from the eccentric Cabinet of Curiosities and multihandled wassail cups to the glass cases of archaeological finds from Gower caves. Pride of place goes to the Mummy of Hor at the top of the stairs, which has been here since 1887 – a video in the display room explains the process of its repair and conservation.