Events

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 glamorganyac@gmail.com


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 second series of films focus on Swansea Museum’s Hidden Now Heard MENCAP exhibition. Including exciting films such as True Grit, The Crash Reel, and Goldfinger, just to name a few.

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

Film Date Time
 True Grit January 23 10am
The Crash Reel & The Sands of Iwo Jima February 1 10am & 1pm
Friends of mine February 8 1pm
Goldfinger & Diamonds are Forever February 15 10am & 1pm
The Eighth Day & Tommy February 18 10am & 1pm

Events

Sewing Craft Workshop – Our sewing craft- This workshop will be a crafty heaven for any artistic and sewing lovers. Come down to the museum for a fun filled afternoon where you’ll be guided with help and support from our workshop organisers. 24 January
Dance workshops – suitable for all ages.This creative workshop will explore the history of Hensol Castle and its centre as a hospital and rehabilitation, but the workshop will be infused with energy.& Embroidery workshop – age 8+.

30 January  – 10 – 11am and 11.30 – 12.30pm.  1.00 – 3.30

Bernard Lewis will tell the story of the Swansea Battalion in the Great War through the experiences of John Stanley Strange, who enlisted as a private but ended the war as a captain with a Distinguished Service Order and a Military Cross to his name.Free entry

31 January  – 2pm

Embroidery Workshop -Our embroidery workshop will look into how rehabilitation and care at a hospital isn’t necessarily focused around physical health, but also psychological.- age 8+ 6th February– 10.00 – 12.00 & 12.30 – 2.30pm
Richard Wood will present his talk ‘Women in World War One’.Free entry

7 February  – 2pm

Dance workshops – This creative workshop will explore the history of Hensol Castle and its centre as a hospital and rehabilitation, but the workshop will be infused with energy.Suitable for all ages  8 February- 10 – 11am and 11.30 – 12.30pm
Decoupage Workshop -This paper based workshop will look at creating or covering images and objects to re-examine the original item in question. Decoupage is the art of decorating with coloured paper and cut-outs, using special paint effects and so on.- age 12+ 13 February - 10.00 – 2.30pm
Stool Making Workshop -This practical hands-on workshop will be wood based, and by the end of the workshop, you should have something that resembles a stool!- age 16+ 20 February -10am – 4.00pm
Flower Pressing Workshop -The art of flower pressing makes an object which is seen as a 3d virtual object something that is 2d, and can be applied to paper, picture frames, and other stationary. It flattens the flower so that the individual colours often merge and can be viewed from a different perspective.- age 16+ 21 February - 10.00 – 12.00 & 12.30 – 2.30pm
Embroidery Workshop -Our embroidery workshop will look into how rehabilitation and care at a hospital isn’t necessarily focused around physical health, but also psychological.Age 8+ 27 February -10.00 – 12.00 & 12.30 – 2.30pm
Dance Workshops – suitable for all ages.This creative workshop will explore the history of Hensol Castle and its centre as a hospital and rehabilitation, but the workshop will be infused with energy. 28 February -10 – 11am and 11.30 – 12.30pm
Celebrate St David’s Day with our craft workshop -If you hadn’t already guessed, in this craft workshop you’ll be making items such as Daffodils, Leeks, Dragons, Flags, Harps and Feathers. 1 March
Rhiannon’s Legacy Workshop-The relationship between horse and human is one of the longest love affairs in history set against the turbulent background of thousands of years of human and equine evolution.This workshop will combine art and history, looking further into the history of Rhiannon’s Legacy. 21 March
Easter Workshop – An eggcelent workshop for all art bods. Celebrate the Easter period with your family at the oldest museum in Wales.With our session coordinators the participants will be artistically guided as they create some spectacular pieces. 2 April
Easter Workshop – An eggcelent workshop for all art bods. Celebrate the Easter period with your family at the oldest museum in Wales.With the school holidays you’ll be looking for things to do with the free time, pop into the museum to their popular art workshops. And what’s better, all sessions are free! 9 April
Half Term Workshop – Our school half term workshop will give you an opportunity to bring your children along to the museum for a morning and afternoon of workshops, focusing around art, and more often than not, connected to one of our new exhibitions.So if you’re looking for something to do with the little ones, pop on don to the Museum for a cheerful artistic afternoon 21 May
Rhiannon’s Legacy Workshop -The relationship between horse and human is one of the longest love affairs in history set against the turbulent background of thousands of years of human and equine evolution.This workshop will combine art and history, looking further into the history of Rhiannon’s Legacy. 6 June
 WW1 Poster Workshop-Propaganda played a large role during war time to unite the public against a common enemy. Many posters have become iconic and synonymous with the Great War, and this workshop will look at re-creating these with a unique and artistic touch.Continuing to look at different aspects of the Great War during the centenary year and working in partnership with S.W.M. (South West Wales Museums). 25 July