I have been visiting Swansea and the Gower Coast now for around ten years, and whereas I can see that the Gower hasn't changed a huge deal, which is certainly part of its charm, Swansea seems like it has been completely rebuilt within all that time. The National Waterfront Museum is one of those new and modern additions to the city, and its inclusion into this well built maritime quarter was in my opinion very important. Despite a museum standing on this site previously, the new museum is probably one of the best industrial museum. that I have ever visited. I liked how they made disability access into the museum one of their main priorities, and becoming an access for all museum was refreshing to see. It took me a couple of hours to zip around the museum, however to see everything you'll need to allow yourself a good 2 to3 hours, and that's not including lunch in their well stocked waterfront cafe.
National Waterfront Museum
At the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea take in the sights and sounds of more than 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation.
Using cutting-edge interactive technology, the Museum puts you in charge of the experience, bringing the past right to your fingertips.
Located on the quayside of Swansea Marina - originally the South Dock of 1859 - the Museum stands in the former commercial heart of one of Wales's foremost industrial towns. Copper sheets made in Swansea once sheathed the hulls of the Royal Navy and to this day the term copper-bottomed implies quality and reliability.
The Museum boasts 15 themed galleries from Communities to People and Sea and from Networks to Money and Metal. Each tells a different aspect of this crucial period in Welsh history using a mix of touch screen technology and real objects, enabling visitors to be in charge of tracing their own experience of the fascinating - and still evolving - story of industrial Wales.
Imaginative events and exhibitions take place throughout the year, visit www.museumwales.ac.uk for further details. There is also a relaxing cafe selling freshly made sandwiches, snacks, cakes and light lunches.