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Online exhibitions and features

We have created a number of exhibitions online about the history of our local area. We hope you enjoy them.

King Charles III: coronations past and present

This is the story of how proclamations and coronations have been celebrated in West Glamorgan over the years.

The marriage contract of Edward II, 1303

The incredible story of a document that played a crucial part in the tragic life and death of one of England's medieval kings.

Remembering the Swansea Blitz

Throughout the Second World War, the Luftwaffe bombed South Wales. This is our memorial to the civilian war dead of West Glamorgan.

The story of Swansea's Three Nights' Blitz

We made this film from photographs in our holdings to tell the story of three terrible nights in February 1941.

Basque refugee children in Swansea 1937-1938

The story of how Swansea gave shelter to 80 children from the Basque Country during the Spanish Civil War.

War, Blitz, Victory, and Reconstruction

Taken from pictures in our holdings, this film is a reflection on what VE Day meant for Swansea.

War memorials at West Glamorgan Archives

Making the rolls of honour we hold available to commemorate the sacrifice of those who fought in the First World War.

A view of Swansea in Edwardian times

A film and exhibition based on a beautiful series of photographs taken around 1905.

Swansea Hebrew Congregation

An online exhibition to celebrate the history of Wales's oldest Jewish community

The Guildhall, Swansea

The story of how the Guildhall was built in 1934 and the two buildings that were used for the purpose before.

The South Wales Cottage Exhibition and the building of Townhill and Mayhill

Swansea's role at the forefront of Garden City design in Wales.

The Olympic Torch Relay route through Swansea - a look back to 1908

In 2012 the Olympic Flame came through Swansea. What would the route have looked like in 1908?
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