The Royal Institution of South Wales is one of Wales’s oldest and most remarkable organisations.

It was founded in 1835 by an outstanding group of scientists, technologists and historians who wanted to share and extend their knowledge. Among other things they founded and built what is now Swansea Museum.

Today the RISW combines several roles:

  • We share knowledge across all fields, including history, current issues and science & technology
  • We have a special focus on Swansea and its area, especially its local history
  • We act as the official Friends of the Swansea Museum

We welcome anyone interested in Swansea and in promoting education and knowledge to join us.





Future Events & Activities

  • Dilys Price

    Thu 27 Feb

    I’m not dead yet: hooks for living a good life / Heb farw eto: sut mae byw bywyd da

  • Gareth Davies & Dai Lloyd

    Fri 06 Mar

    Democracy now: two parliaments compared / Democratiaeth nawr: dwy senedd ochr yn ochr

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