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

  • History day / Diwrnod hanes

    Sat 28 Sep

    History day / Diwrnod hanes

  • Carwyn Graves

    Thu 24 Oct

    Apples of Wales: a social history of apple growing in Wales / Afalau Cymru: hanes cymdeithasol tyfu afalau yng Nghymru

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