Events in Swansea: museums

Swansea Museum

20 minutes walk from our Bed and Breakfast



Saturday 9th February to Sunday 12th May

Then & Now: 80 Years of CASW

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our hotel


Since 1938, the Contemporary Art Society for Wales (CASW) has acquired around 900 works by 500 artists. These are now held as part of well-known public collections across Wales.


This exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Society’s first acquisition by exploring the contemporary art of successive eras. The exhibition will include works from the Gallery’s Collection including David Jones.


Curated by Dr Peter Wakelin.


Thursday 14th February to Friday 19th April

Beginners course: Ancient Egyptian Funerary Culture

Egypt Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse


The Funerary Culture of the Ancient Egyptians

Lead by Dr. Ken Griffin

Collections Access Manager, the Egypt Centre


• handle ancient objects from the Egypt Centre

• learn about the ancient Egyptian view of death and the afterlife

• explore the ritual and magical objects of the ancient Egyptians


The focus of this course will be the objects housed in the Egypt Centre. You will have the opportunity to handle several ancient artefacts and learn about Egyptian attitudes to death and the afterlife including: servant figurines, ritual and magical objects, mummification and coffins.

These classes are limited to 15 people per course and will not result in credits or assessments (they are for educational fun).


Cost £100, or £50 for active volunteers

10x 2 hour sessions

Held at the Egypt Centre, Swansea University

Thursday 4pm to 6pm (starting 14th February)

Thursday 6.30pm-8.30 starting 14th February


For more details or to book a place, please contact Ken Griffin at, or call 01792 295960, or speak to a member of staff at the Egypt Centre


Saturday 16th February to Sunday 26th May


Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our B&B


Rasheed Araeen Alois Auer Karl Blossfeldt Henry Bradbury Edward Chell Peter Fillingham Ori Gersht Joy Girvin Fay Godwin David Heinrich Hoppe Derek Jarman Paul de Monchaux Rosa Nguyen Pia Östlund Alicia Paz Siân Pile Marc Quinn Hilary Rosen Suzanne Treister Yu-Chen Wang


The ‘Tree of Life’ is present in many cultures and traditions and understood in a multitude of forms from the genealogical to evolutionary, and from cultural and political hierarchies to growth forms. Phytopia presents a number of works exhibited for the first time, with sculptural pieces by Derek Jarman and Paul de Monchaux and works by Rasheed Araeen alongside nineteenth century Nature Prints and works from the Glynn Vivian collection.


Exhibition includes film, photography, sculpture and painting.


Curated by Edward Chell.


10am - 5pm each day



Monday 15th to Monday 22nd April

Craft it, Sow it Grow it!

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel


Cost: Free


Suitability: Families


Pop in to decorate a plant pot and sow a seed ready for the summer


12.30 - 3.30


Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April

The Big Museum Easter Trail

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Family Easter trail.


Solve the clues and follow the trail around the Museum, then head back to the start to claim your egg-citing prize!


10am - 3pm

£3.50, No advance booking needed for this event - pay at the desk on arrival, then collect your trails from the activity station.


You can also hop on over to our other Easter trails at St Fagans National Museum of History & National Museum Cardiff.


Limited availability each day - first come, first served.


Suitability for children aged 4+


We are grateful to People's Postcode Lottery for their support.


Friday 19th April

Easter Folk Music: Bronwen Lewis

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel


2-3pm, Free


Suitability: All


Sit back and enjoy the soulful voice of singer songwriter Bronwen Lewis for an emotive and uplifting afternoon performance.


Bronwen is one of Wales’s most exciting young talents and featured on BBC’s The Voice and the hit feature film Pride.


Sunday 21st April

Easter Sunday Movie: Mary Poppins Returns (U, 2018)

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel


See the sequel to the popular classic – free.


Practically Perfect in Every Way. Decades after her first visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings along with Michael’s children through a hard time in their lives.




Tuesday/Wednesday, 23rd & 24th April

How to make a cloud in a Jam Jar…and other cool experiments!

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our B&B


Suitability: Age 7+


Join award winning CBBC science communicator Jon Chase as delves in to the mysteries of other cool weather phenomenon and explains the secret of making a cloud in a jam jar!


11.30 - 3.30


Book your place via Eventbrite. Bookings open on 1st March.


Wednesday 24th April

Oriel Science Café

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Suitability: Adults


Join us each month as we invite a leading expert in their field to give an introductory talk followed by friendly informal discussion.Sit back and listen or get involved in the discussion and debate.


FFI visit


Friday/Saturday, 26th/27th April

Build a Camera Workshop

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our B&B


Suitability: Age 8+


Booking: Book your place via Eventbrite. Bookings open on 1st March.


Take a step on an exciting photographic adventure as you learn how to build a basic camera, and master the art of photography and darkroom techniques.


Book your place via Eventbrite. Bookings open on 1st March.


11am - 2pm



Friday 26th April

Museum Matinée: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (18, 1975)

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our bed and breakfast


A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.


Museum Matinées explore classic films on the last Friday of each month and feature an introduction to the social and cultural context of each film.





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