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National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

(3.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Child friendly place but not for the adult going there unaccompanied. Quite interesting in places but have seen other places do similar things better for adults. So for kids on a day where they are do...  more »
  • limited appeal with not a lot of exhibits: there could be so much more in what is an impressive building  more »
  • Plenty to see and do good day out for the family .large and spacious the do on occasions hold vintage fair there and outside market very good day out they should hold it more regular.  more »
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  • Love visiting this place. Fantastic interactive facilities & experience. Looking forward to going back there soon. THE WIFI WHICH IS MEANT TO BE FREE DOES NOT EVEN WORK. PLEASE IMPROVE
  • Fantastic place to learn a little about Welsh culture and history. Cafe was good and the information available to read was fantastic. Staff were brilliant and willing to answer all questions!
  • Masses to entertain three kids aged between 4 and 8. Fantastic interactive displays, free 'find it' trails for the kids, loads they're allowed to touch (rare for museums) and all FREE entry. What's not to like? Cafe offers good value food too. 👍
  • "Modern" museum that relies on electric gadgets and gimics most of which don't seem to work. Very few exhibits in the space that they have. What is there is disjointed poorly exhibited and explained. The display cases in the "network" exhibit have so many labels you can actually see the exhibits. Although the museum is free you get the sense that commercial interests are more important hence the entire ground floor of the old museum seemingly taken up with expensive cafes,and the staff dismantling most of the first floor marine exhibit to make room for I presume a wedding party. Can't spell local place names, frankly unforgivable. Wales has a fantastic maritime and industrial history which this museum totally fails to do justice too.
  • Always a nice place to take a look around, particularly if the weather is not too good. Lots of info about the industrial history of South Wales with many interactive displays. If you've been there previously then many of the displays are what's been seen before as they don't tend to change them. Best of all it's a free attraction. Also check out the book shop which has a good collection of local history books.