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“Pleasantly Surprised”
Review of Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum
Ranked #18 of 120 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited today as my father in law, who is a keen metal detector and has donated a roman brooch that he found to the museum so we went to see it in situ. We were very impressed by the collections, especially the Egyptian mummy. Well worth a visit, we will be going back as we were looking for 1.5 hours and we only saw upstairs and it was closing at 5. So allow plenty of time!

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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511 reviews
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“to small to get exited about”
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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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very poor experience”
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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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not the Waterfront Museum”
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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124 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“VERY special Museum”
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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