Our collection

Explore some gems from Swansea Museum’s huge collection, which encompasses everything from Hor the Egyptian Mummy to some of the world’s earliest photographs.

Very soon you’ll be able to search through the entire collection online – we’re working hard to enable this to happen, so keep checking back.

Your Paintings A BBC amd Public Catalogue Foundation initiative

Your Paintings

‘Your Paintings’ is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK. It aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them.

Find out more about ‘Your Paintings’.

Egyption artifacts at Swansea Museum

Eqyptian Artifacts

Swansea Museum is home to Hor the Mummy, who was gifted to Swansea Museum in 1888, and the Ibis Amulet, a representation of the God Thoth.

Discover more about Swansea Museum’s Egyptian Artifacts.



Swansea Museum’s collection contains many vehicles and boats, including floating exhibits and items in the Landore Museum Stores.

Discover more about Swansea Museum’s Transport collection.


Nautical Objects

Swansea Museum’s collection contains many nautical objects including a painted feather christmas card and Armillary Sphere.

Discover more about Nautical Objects in Swansea Museum.

Find from around Swansea and Neath

Finds from around Swansea and Neath

Swansea Museum holds many interesting objects that were discovered in South Wales.  The varied items include The Gnoll Stone, Roman Bone Comb, The Gilbert Ewer and many more.

Discover more about finds from around Swansea and Neath.

Wartime Swansea

Wartime Swansea

The museum contains many objects that bring to life the hardships of wartime Swansea.

Discover more about Swansea Museum’s Wartime collection.