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National Waterfront Museum

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Address: National Waterfront Museum Oystermouth Road | Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD, Wales
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+44 1792 638950

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A modern museum

Spent a few hours exploring the museum. The museum is a free attraction and worth a visit whilst in Swansea. Some interesting displays and artefacts for all ages on two floors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In its favour this museum was free entry, but I went with my husband, daughter and 4 year old grandson, and thought that there was not enough interactive things within the museum. Several corridors led to nothing and the gift shop was quite expensive.

1 Thank Alida D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours exploring the museum. The museum is a free attraction and worth a visit whilst in Swansea. Some interesting displays and artefacts for all ages on two floors. Unfortunately, the lighthouse boat was not open due to maintenance. The cafe offered hot and cold snacks and the shop a range of reasonable price gifts.

1 Thank ZIPZIP555
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after two Hours in water park. Surprised by excellent welcome in Welsh and English.staff were brilliant, some interesting displays and items of the past- son who is nearly nine enjoyed it. My self and dad tried best to give him some idea of the great displays. Dad whom used to work in Ebbw vale steel works liked... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum promises a lot but somehow fails to meet expectations. I'm not sure what the National word is for though? It could have more child inter-active exhibits.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went to the Swansea museum first and then the National Waterfront museum, and expected some parts of water/ships/boats to be included. However, mining, steel production and railways was a great exhilbit.

Thank Peter S
United States
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a beautiful new building created into a refurbished dock space, which in itself is interesting to see. The museum has some interesting exhibits but is on the small side. The current special exhibit on recycling is excellent. Although the exhibit seems directed to children's level, the adults in our group all found it very good. Special events here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Child friendly place but not for the adult going there unaccompanied. Quite interesting in places but have seen other places do similar things better for adults. So for kids on a day where they are doing activities, it probably can't be beaten but for adults, there's more elsewhere.

Thank Emma S
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

limited appeal with not a lot of exhibits: there could be so much more in what is an impressive building

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Plenty to see and do good day out for the family .large and spacious the do on occasions hold vintage fair there and outside market very good day out they should hold it more regular.

Thank glascoed2014
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This museum is well worth a visit and a place that you could spend all day. The exhibits and history was really interesting to follow. Recommend this place for any family visiting Swansea

Thank stuartGeorge

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