Glamorgan Young Archaeologists’ Club (Suitable for ages 9 – 16)

Second Saturday of Each Month, 10.30am – 1.30pm

The club is an excellent way to explore the past and make new friends. Glamorgan YAC is based at Swansea Museum and offers a range of activities from arts and crafts, guest speakers and games, to finds recording and washing, site surveying and field trips.  To find out more about becoming a member or to join please email

Film Showings at Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum embraces modern media improving the visitor experience. As part of Swansea Museum’s exhibitions and events programme, the Museum will be showing films regularly, adding a new dimension, and ensuring that visitors are really captivated by the topics and subjects explored within its exhibitions.

Showing films which are connected to the exhibits really allow for a more in depth understanding, and allow members of the public to really explore the topics which are covered in the exhibitions from that particular era.

The first series of films focus on Swansea Museum’s WW1 exhibition, Swansea and the Great War. Including exciting films such as Dr Zhivago, My Boy Jack, Warhorse and Birdsong, just to name a few.

Film showings are welcome to all, are free of charge, and are all U rated.

Film Date Time
Private Peaceful September 21 2pm
Farewell to Arms October 5 2pm
The Red Baron October 19 2pm
My Boy Jack- My Boy Jack is a film based on the story of Rudyard Kipling and his grief for his son, John, who died in the First World War. The film involves interviews with the son’s comrades in the war, as Rudyard yearns to find out more about his son. November 2 2pm
Beneath Hill 60 – Beneath Hill 60 follows a company’s efforts to mine beneath a German bunker during the First World War. In their attempt to aid the British troops, the 1st Australian tunneling company begin their tunneling journey. November 16 2pm
All the King’s Men December 7 2pm
Birdsong December 14 2pm
Lawrence of Arabia January 11 12pm
Dr. Zhivago January 25 12pm


Poppies and Planes Workshop for children – Come and commemorate the WW1 centenary with a hands on craft workshop for children aged 4+. This is a lovely opportunity to bring your little ones along to Swansea Museum to create some craft poppies and planes.Expect to make some fantastic bi-planes during this workshop. The first recorded powered flight was in 1903, so this workshop will really give you an opportunity to learn about the history of Airplanes and air warfare. October 4 – 10.00-1.00 & 2.00–4.00age 4+
Meet a WW1 Soldier – The Museum will be open late on Friday 10th October.Between 2.00 and 5.00p.m. and again from 7.00 to 9.00p.mA soldier from The Welsh Regiment 14th Battalion Swansea pals will be here to answer all your questions
on ‘A soldier’s day of R and R’.After serving in the front line for several months
What does he do? Where does he stay? What were the conditions he was working under? He’ll discuss the repairs, cleaning and training he had to do as well the need of rest and recovery.He’ll demonstrate weapon and webbing cleaning, repairs, the sending and receiving of post and parcels and chatting.
October 10 – 2.00-5.00pm & 7.00–9.00pm
Swansea and the Great War talk by Bernard Lewis – Bernard Lewis is a local historian and author, with a wealth of experience in the local history of Swansea, this talk at the museum will give individuals an opportunity to ask questions about the war, the impact that it had. October 11 – 2.00
Air dry clay workshop – Booking required October 18
Annual Book Fair – For any book lovers, history enthusiasts and budding authors, the Swansea Museum annual book fair pulls in a healthy amount of individuals. Taking place on Saturday the 25th of October makes for an eventful and interesting day out.The book fair often is a great opportunity for book fans to learn about authors who publish locally, write about the history of Swansea, and are local to the area. One perfect example is local historian and author Bernard Lewis who’ll be using this book fair as a chance for attendees to purchase his recent book release Swansea in the Great War’ will be on display at the book fair. October 25 – 10.00 – 4.00
Big Draw with Dylan “Giant Consequences”- The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival and Swansea Museum is getting involved!  Taking place all across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events.This will be the UK’s largest Family Arts Festival spanning autumn half term.Why should children, adults and people draw? Drawing can enrich music, dance and theatre performances by encouraging individuals to record and capture these experiences.Each year the big draw changes focus, and chooses a different theme. With a lot of publicity around the environment and global warming, 2014’s big draw is called ‘It’s our world’, a celebration of our environment – of urban, rural and coastal landscapes.Find out more about the big draw here. October 28 -10.00 – 4.00
Halloween workshop drop in sessions- The history of Halloween is sometimes lost as we look annually towards this frightful and spooktastic evening; with much focus being placed around scary costumes, dressing up, and carving pumpkins.Halloween is also known as All Hallows’ Day which is a day for remembering the dead, influenced by Celtic harvest festivals with Pagan Roots. Traditional celebrations generally focus around trick or treating, pumpkin carving, decorating and dressing up.The Halloween workshop is a great opportunity for all you crafty devils out there. Open to all ages, and expect to make spooky decorations, ghostly drawings, and pumpkin pictures.For more information telephone Swansea Museum on 01792 653763. October 31 – 10.00 – 4.00- all ages welcome
Bonhams Antique Valuation Visit-Swansea Museum are proud to announce that it will be hosting Bonhams.

“For size and scope, Bonhams fine and decorative art valuation service is without equal. Our valuers are renowned for their professionalism, knowledge and confidentiality.”

Times between 11 and 3pm.

Please feel free to bring items that you wish to be valued, whether it’s furniture, paintings, porcelain, pottery…

Phone to book now as places are limited.

November 12 – 11.00 – 3.00
Christmas Craft Fair -On Friday the 28h and Saturday 29th of November Swansea Museum will be transformed into a haven of Festive Craftiness. The annual Christmas Craft Fair is a well-received event which will give members of the public an opportunity to see and purchase the lovely artistic crafts available on display from our local exhibitors. This is a chance to pick up a unique and personal festive piece from a local individual or organisation. Items may range from creative cards, angels, festive ornaments, jolly handmade decorations and Christmassy home ware.

Unfortunately due to space commitments there will be only 21 tables available, and each exhibitor will only be able to book one table. Each table will be £5 for the whole weekend and unfortunately this is non-refundable. If you are interested in exhibiting then please contact the museum on 01792 653763.

28 and 29 November
Christmas Craft Workshops-Get festive and crafty with these two great workshops. Step into a winter wonderland at Swansea Museum as you’ll have a chance to create some festive decorations for your house and home. With our craft and artist experts at hand to help you make something beautiful for Christmas, expect to make festive cards and tree decorations. 6 & 13 December, 10-1pm and 2pm-4pm