Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Swansea (Abertawe)

Egypt Centre

Swansea University's collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities includes a fascinating array of everyday artefacts, ranging from a 4000-year-old razor to a mummified crocodile. Kids can try their hand at Muppet mumm…
Museum in Swansea (Abertawe)

Dylan Thomas Centre

Housed in the former guildhall, this unassuming museum contains absorbing displays on the Swansea-born poet's life and work. It pulls no punches in examining the propensity of Dylan Thomas for puffing up his own myt…
Museum in Swansea (Abertawe)

National Waterfront Museum

Housed in a 1901 dockside warehouse with a striking glass and slate extension, this museum's 15 hands-on galleries explore Wales' industrial history and the impact of industrialisation on its people, making much use…
Museum in Swansea (Abertawe)

Swansea Museum

Dylan Thomas referred to this august institution as 'the museum which should have been in a museum'. Founded in 1834, it remains charmingly low-tech, from the eccentric Cabinet of Curiosities to the glass cases of a…
House in Swansea (Abertawe)

Dylan Thomas Birthplace

The bad boy of Welsh poetry was born in this unassuming Uplands house and it's here that he wrote two-thirds of his poetry. The house has been lovingly restored and furnished in period style, and can be visited on a…
Zoo in Swansea (Abertawe)

Plantasia

The name may conjure up images of Disney's hippos in tutus, but it's smaller critters that feature in this glass pyramid, parked between the depressingly shabby Parc Tawe Shopping Centre and the river. Plantasia con…
Gallery in Swansea (Abertawe)

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

The seemingly never-ending refurbishment of Swansea's main art gallery was still in progress when we last visited. By the time you read this, the elegant Italianate building will probably have reopened and the publi…
Castle in Swansea (Abertawe)

Swansea Castle

Only a small pocket of the central city around Wind St and Castle Sq escaped the WWII bombing raids and retains a remnant of Georgian and Victorian Swansea, along with the ruins of this 14th-century castle (closed t…