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

  • Cancelled - Ruth Callaway

    Thu 30 Apr

    Mary Anning: 19th century scientist and inspiration for Swansea marine research / Mary Anning: gwyddonydd o’r 19ed ganrif ac ysbrydoliaeth i wyddor môr yn Abertawe

  • Cancelled - Anthony Hughes

    Wed 06 May

    Annual outing: expert guided tour of the Guildhall, Swansea / Taith dywysedig arbenigol o Neuadd y Ddinas, Abertawe

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