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“to small to get exited about” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, Swansea SA1 1SN, Wales
(01792) 653763
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Ranked #31 of 131 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 attraction reviews
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
“to small to get exited about”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A bit all over the place.
There is no one theme to the place.
It looks like they found all the exhibits hear & there gave them a coat of paint & squeezed everything in a too small a space.

Visited August 2013
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Northampton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Very poor experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This series of reviews are very mis-leading. the Swansea Museum is disgusting, it needs investment or closure and is not worth a visit unless you have time to waste. The National Waterfront Museum, where the plane is, is fantastic, alive and shows a lot to learn from, it has had the investment and is growing, year on year the exhibits teach more and provide more to see. Go to the National Waterfront Museum, give Swansea Museum a wide berth.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not the Waterfront Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately this museum was really let down by lack of investment. It should also be noted that a lot of th e reviews here seem to be for the National Waterfront Museum, rather than the Swansea Museum. The location is pretty easy to find an they seem to be doing some serious work outside which will improve the approach. Just hope they move inside and sort out the dated displays. I will give them that the converted library space was well done and some other local authority museums could take note.

Visited September 2013
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Newbridge on Wye
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“VERY special Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I don't think many people realise how important Swansea and this museum is to the world of science and the invention of Photography. What else is of major interest is that the change and understanding what happened to Swansea can not really be seen that much anymore in the valleys: The National Waterfront is great but vast and hard to get to grips with what happened to Swansea it's self. The museum gives a great view and there are fab prints and painting of what happened to this fascinating city!

Visited April 2013
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Gower Peninsula, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic free attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Located on the waterfront in Swansea, this museum gives an insight into Swansea and broader Welsh life over the ages. It is very welcoming, staff are hugely friendly and there is loads to see.
The cafe is OK & the shop has some good local/Welsh gifts.

You can also get a part refund on your car park ticket.

Visited January 2013
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