Talks, workshops, guided tours, film showings and more you’ll find plenty of events to keep you inspired at Swansea Museum.

Workshops: All workshops are FREE unless othewise stated children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Workshops run between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm and are drop in unless otherwise stated.

For further details please contact the museum.


Earth Hour 2017 Workshop

Tuesday 21st February 10am – 12 noon

As part of Earth Hour 2017, WWF Cymru are running a series of free workshops.

Join artist Lulu Quinn for a workshop for the whole family which will focus on solutions for climate change, discussing the different issues and problem solving!

This is an opportunity to make a personal statement which will be used to create a 5 metre Message in a bottle sculpture. By the end of the workshop you will have written a statement or created a drawing to be included as part of the Message in a bottle installation for Earth Hour Wales, March 25th 2017.

We would like to encourage parents to stay for the workshop with their children so that we can talk about climate change across generations.

The workshop is free and materials will be provided, but if you can bring along an empty plastic bottle that would be much appreciated!

Spaces are limited, so please book your free place by phoning the museum 01792 653763 or email

The project is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.



Chinese Workshop: Drawing the Chinese Emperor’s Dogs of Fo

Wednesday 22 February, 1pm – 4pm

Join in the half-term fun at Swansea Museum as we learn more about the ‘Lion Dog’ favoured by Chinese emperors in a fascinating talk and drawing workshop.

The Pekingese also known as the Lion Dog, Peking Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke is an ancient breed of toy dog, originating in China. The breed was favoured by royalty of the Chinese imperial court as both a lap dog and companion dog.
Discover more about these wonderful animals, featured in Chinese art and sculpture, in a short talk before creating your own artistic illustration of a Lion Dog in a drop in drawing workshop suitable for all ages.



Egyptology Day
Saturday 25 February, 10am – 4pm

Explore the world of ancient Egypt through our special Egyptology Day, learn the art of calligraphy, make a scarab fridge magnet, and write your name hieroglyphics. Something for everyone!




Royal Institution of South Wales Lectures

Hamish Laing

Tuesday 14th of February, 2017 at 1:00pm

Healthcare for the future: meeting the challenges / Gofal iechyd ar gyfer y dyfodol: cwrdd â’r heriau

Louise Miskell

Thursday 16th of February, 2017 at 7:30pm

The place of steel in the industrial heritage of Wales / Dur yn nhreftadaeth ddiwydiannol Cymru

Rory Farelly

Tuesday 21st of February, 2017 at 1:00pm

The journey of being patient- and family/carer-centred / Y daith o fod yn ganolog ar y claf ac ar y teulu/gofalwr

Martin Thomas

Tuesday 28th of February, 2017 at 12:00pm

Heritage in health / Treftadaeth mewn iechyd

St David’s Day coffee morning / Bore coffi Dydd Gŵyl Dewi

Friday 3rd of March, 2017 at 10:30am

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Films – China Season. (1pm start)


Around China With A Movie Camera (BFI)  – 5th March

Wild China – 19th March

The Inn of Sixth Happiness – 26th March

Story of China with Michael Wood – 2nd April


Griffith John Talks

Jenny Childs – Missionaries and Doctors and the 1911 Revolution
Tuesday March 7th – 6pm

Ena Niedergang – WALES  AND  CHINA……250 Years of History
Wednesday 11th April – 6pm