Olga at the races!


Olga at the races

Olga came third in this year’s ‘Cock of the Channel’ race organised by Barry Yacht Club. Usually the race lasts around 13 hours and runs from the Saturday through to Sunday afternoon but due to adverse weather conditions on the Saturday ( May 4th), this year they only raced on the Sunday for about 4 hours.

Olga came third – so no nice silver trophy this year!

The Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Owners Association races took place on the Monday racing from Barry into Portishead and on the Tuesday from Portishead back to Barry.

Olga came third in both races mainly due to lack of wind (we need more sails) . The Bristol Channel was like a millpond especially on the Tuesday morning.

 

Ewenny Exhibition & Opening, March 2013.

Ewenny Pottery
18 March – 2 June 2013
This new exhibition brings together Ewenny pottery from Museum and private collections along with unique film and photographic material. Follow the story of the development of the Ewenny potteries through to the present day.

Ewenny Pottery – New exhibition opens Tuesday 19th March.

ewenny exhibition poster

 

This new exhibition brings together Ewenny pottery from Museum and private collections along with unique film and photographic material. Follow the story of the development of the Ewenny potteries through to the present day.

 

Dolls House Exhibition – This Weekend

Doll's House ExhibitionCome along to Swansea Museum this Saturday and Sunday to see the West Glamorgan Dolls House and Miniatures Club show off their skills in making dolls’ houses, furniture, food and more. You will even have the chance to buy a selection of miniature furniture and household goods.

All money raised by the West Glamorgan Dolls House and Miniatures Club is donated to local charities.

FREE admission

9 – 10 March, 10am – 5pm.

Swans Victory Parade

Fans at Swansea City victory parade

Stuck in a meeting and missed the parade, but managed to get this photo at The Guild Hall. See the Swans100 exhibition we held earlier in the year here.

Wallace100 @ Swansea Museum

wallace 100 Logo2013 marks one hundred years since the death of Alfred Russel Wallace. Swansea Museum is planning a major exhibition opening in October 2013 to celebrate his life and legacy. You might not have heard of Wallace but you will have heard of Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution – a theory which Wallace co-founded.

Wallace worked as a land surveyor and civil engineer with his brother in South Wales during the 1840s. Wallace would go on to co-found the theory of evolution but has remained obscured from popular history by his much more famous partner Darwin. The Wallace 100 project chaired by the Natural History Museum is an informal international association of organisations who are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wallace’s death.

Swansea Museum is a partner of the Wallace 100 project. Our Exhibitions and Events Officer recently attended the launch of the Wallace 100 project in London which was also attended by David Attenbrough and opened by the comedian Bill Bailey (a Wallace enthusiast and patron of the Wallace Fund).

Read more about Wallace and centenary celebrations in this BBC article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21549079#

Swansea Sparkle 2012

Swansea Museum had a great day at Swansea Sparkle over the weekend.  The transgender and public integration day at the Brangwyn Hall was the first event of this type held in Wales.

We met lots of interesting people and organisations that are doing inspiring work across Swansea and Wales.

It was a fun packed day and everyone seemed to enjoy trying on our vintage costume!

Swansea Sparkle was organised by Tawe Butterflies and South Wales Police and supported by the City and County of Swansea.

Setting Sail on Olga

Olga on ITV News – Maritime heritage 'opportunities'

To see video – LINK

Griffith John Word Clouds

Griffith John Word Cloud

Our new exhibition Griffith John, from Swansea to China makes for an interesting word cloud. Take a look at the ‘cloud’ for a small teaser of the exhibition!