We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A man with the gift of language”

Dylan Thomas Centre
Ranked #26 of 122 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Museum that chronicles the life and works of Thomas Dylan, one of the most notable of Welsh poets.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I only visited the Dylan Thomas exhibit while at the Centre, but was totally blown away. Although I knew the name, I was not familiar with his writing. It seems we never got to 20th century poets in school, having spent so much time on Beowulf and other ancient stuff we couldn't relate to. What a shame. If we had studied Dylan Thomas, I may have a totally different attitude toward poetry today. He was a genius of the English language. I was utterly taken with the poetry in the exhibit and now want to read more.

What a tragedy to lose such talent at such a young age. I take it, from the exhibit, that there was much fiction regarding his life while he was alive, most of which he propagated himself. I'm glad to have discovered the truth about this man who never seemed to feel comfortable in his adult life. Thankfully he shared with us such rich memories of his childhood in his writing and did not go gentle into that good night.

Very highly recommended.

Thank Cynthia R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (92)
There are newer reviews for Dylan Thomas Centre
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

64 - 68 of 92 reviews

Reviewed October 6, 2013

The small, compact exhibition trying to make sense of Dylan Thomas' life is a masterpiece in economic use of space. The one weak point is the that you can hear the commentaries from other parts so you are never quite immersed in the particular experience before you. All that said, it succeeds in laying out so many aspects of his life and character as well as the myths that have grown up about him. It takes you beyond 'Under Milk Wood' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night' and unravels a man, a person. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank NedLl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Need to know more about DT then this is a good place to go. Just on the edge of town. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff will give you a background and advise the best way to enjoy this wonderful and free experience. Recommend a stop here for anyone visiting Laugharne for the first time to pick up the first of his roots and set the scene for experiences to come. Well worth a visit. Although beginning to date it is a fascinating experience. Long may it continue. Please support it and encourage others so to do too.

Thank STRAYCELT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting, starting to look a little tired and needs updating, but it is free and open on a Monday. Wouldn't recommend for young children, but I learnt a lot.

1  Thank PrestonGal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This free museum has 1 large room full of Dylan Thomas info. Lots of reading, many photo's to look at and a few video's to watch.

There is also a Gift Shop which sells Dylan Thomas merchandise.

We were in and out within 20 mins, but did enjoy it.

A pay and display carpark is just behind the museum.

Swansea town center is only a few mins walk away which is very handy. (just across the main road)

Thank JonTinaHewitt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dylan Thomas Centre also viewed

Swansea, Swansea County
 
Swansea, Swansea County
 

Been to Dylan Thomas Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing