National Waterfront Museum
The Maritime Quarter's flagship attraction is the National Waterfront Museum, housed in a 1901 dockside warehouse with a striking glass...
The Marine Quarter's flash £32-million leisure centre includes a gym and a 10m indoor climbing wall, but best of all is the water park,...
Dylan Thomas Centre
Housed in the former guildhall, the Dylan Thomas Centre contains an absorbing exhibition on the poet's life and work. Entitled Man and...
An old-fashioned corner pub with polished mahogany and brass bar, Victorian tiles and a range of cask-conditioned beers on tap,...
Hanson at the Chelsea Restaurant
Perfect for a romantic liaison, this elegant little dining room is discreetly tucked away behind the frenzy of Wind St. Seafood's the...
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Swansea Museum information
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.