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4Site: museum-based learning for schools

4Site is a one stop cultural shop for all schools in Swansea. Check out the exciting range of work and the exhibitions going on at the Dylan Thomas Centre, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Museum, and the West Glamorgan Archive Service.


What 4Site offers

Swansea Council's Museums, Galleries and Archives services are unique places of discovery, where pupils and teachers can enjoy new learning experiences outside of the classroom environment. Our cultural venues provide opportunities for pupils to develop their skills and understanding as we encourage them to explore and question the world around them.

Our 4Site sessions are led by artist educators and trained museum and archives staff, linking the city's collection displays, exhibitions, archives and other resources to Key Stage themes, through a range of creative approaches and workshops.

Through a visit, we are able to provide cross curricular skills and learning, meeting the needs of children within the Foundation Phase and into Key Stage 2. Our venues also provide tailor made learning packages for Secondary Schools and Colleges.

4Site venues

Each venue can offer a range of themes relating to the curriculum. Please contact the venue to discuss your chosen topics or visit the venue website for details of the programmes on offer.

Additional resources are available at each venue and enquiries can be made when booking your visit. You can also download a copy of the 4Site brochure at the bottom of this page for more information regarding the venues. 

To receive emails with information about all learning opportunities for your school or college, sign up to our e-newsletter here and select the 'School Visit and Educational Opportunities' option.

4Site Membership

Our annual 4Site membership is available to all schools and colleges in the Swansea and Neath, Port Talbot areas.

The annual 4Site membership includes 5 Individual Sessions or Exhibition Tours from any of the cultural venues - Dylan Thomas Centre, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Museum and West Glamorgan Archives. Membership costs £200 per school and is available from 1 April, however schools are able to join at any point during the year. Each school can allocate the 5 sessions to any class within their school.

Schools and colleges who wish to access the education service but do not wish to become a member of 4Site, can pay for individual sessions. Schools outside Swansea and Neath Port Talbot can also still book individual workshops, tours and self led activities for a one off fee.

4Site membership form

We are able to take payment by invoice or cheque.  

Fees and charges

Annual 4Site Membership:

  • 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 for £200 (Includes Dylan Thomas Centre, Glynn Vivian, Swansea Museum and West Glamorgan Archives)

Individual visit (one-off fee):

Swansea and NPT Schools and Colleges (non 4Site member)

  • Dylan Thomas Centre  - £50
  • Glynn Vivian - £50
  • Swansea Museum - £50

Schools and Colleges outside Swansea and NPT (non 4Site member)

  • Dylan Thomas Centre - £60
  • Glynn Vivian - £60
  • Swansea Museum - £60

Educational visit to West Glamorgan Archives Service:

  • Schools and Colleges - Free

Educational visit to your School (one-off fee):

  • Swansea and NPT Schools and Colleges only - £50

How to book a visit

To book a visit to one of our venues, please fill in the online form below;

4Site educational visit booking form

We have a dedicated contact at each venue, who can provide full information and details regarding the 4Site educational programmes available.

If you have any queries please contact the relevant venue;

Additional resources

We can help support you get Arts Council Wales 'Go and See' grants to help fund up to 90% of the costs of your visit. Schools can apply for up to £1,000 at any time in the year and will receive a decision within six-eight weeks.

All our venues also have self-help resources and guides for teacher led visits. If you are organising your own visit then let us know in advance, and we can advise you on the best times and resources for your class.

All our venues can help you organise your transport needs and offer options for your lunch arrangements.

We welcome all Schools, Colleges and University groups and are happy to discuss any additional needs your pupils may have. Please contact the relevant revue to discuss when making your booking.

4Site membership form

We are delighted that you would like to become a 4Site member!

4Site educational visit booking form

Please complete the form to book your visit to one of our 4Site venues

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