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Swansea Museum's boats

image depicting Helwick lightship

Swansea Museum pontoon, Museum Square, Maritime Quarter, Swansea

Swansea Museum three floating exhibits that are kept in Swansea Marina - Lightship 91, known as 'Helwick', spent much of its life warning ships about the Helwick Sandbank in the Bristol Channel.

The second is a tug boat called 'Canning' which is an oil-burning steam tug built in 1954.  There is no public access to Canning but she can be seen clearly from the pontoon and dockside.

The museum's third floating vessel is 'Olga', a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in 1909.  'Olga' is an important and rare survivor from a past time and is listed on the National Historic Ships Committee Core Collection list.  She regularly sails and competes in races.

Ring 01792 653763 for more information.


Where to next?

Floating exhibits to the National Waterfront Museum

If you retrace your steps, there is an entrance to the National Waterfront Museum a few metres back from the floating exhibits.





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