National Waterfront Museum

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National Waterfront Museum
Welsh: Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Glannau


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National Waterfront Museum
Type: Museum
Grid reference: SS65869267
Location: 51°37’1"N, 3°56’20"W
City: Swansea
Owned by: National Museum Wales
Website: National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea is a museum in Swansea, Glamorgan, forming part of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. It is an Anchor Point of the 'European Route of Industrial Heritage'.

National Waterfront Museum and marina

Construction and development

Building and exhibition design was carried out by Wilkinson Eyre and Land Design Studio respectively, and Davis Langdon was project manager for the construction National following an Architectural Design Competition managed by RIBA Competitions. It cost £33.5 million.

The museum was opened in October 2005.[1][2]

Replica of Trevithick's Pen-y-Darren steam locomotive

Description and contents

Consisting of a major new slate and glass building integrated with an existing Grade II listed warehouse (formerly the Swansea Industrial and Maritime Museum), the new museum deals with Wales' history of industrial revolution and innovation by combining significant historical artefacts with modern technologies, such as interactive touchscreens and multimedia presentation systems.

The collections on display include maritime, transport, technology and retail artefacts.

Outside links

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  1. "Tourism hopes as new museum opens", BBC News, 17 October 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. Gareth Jones (18 October 2005) "Split opinions on city makeover", BBC Wales News. Retrieved 7 March 2016.

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