Swansea Museum's main collection
The main collection is located in the impressive stone building on Oystermouth Road, Swansea
Swansea Museum is the oldest in Wales. It was opened in 1841 by a group of local people who were known as The Royal Institution of South Wales, which gave the Museum building its original name.
Swansea Museum is a real treasure house of the ordinary and the extraordinary from Swansea past, and is a focus for the future of the city and its people, as well as providing a visitor experience that we hope you find enjoyable.
Our small shop sells souvenirs to remind you of your visit, with local postcards, publications, a selection of Egyptian memorabilia, a Victorian style range of jewellery and inexpensive items for the children.