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

  • Theatre Evening - Rosie's War

    Wed 21 Oct

    RISW members are welcome to enjoy an evening performance of 'Rosie's War' produced by Theatr Na N'Og at the Dylan Thomas Theatre.

  • William Grove

    Thu 22 Oct

    Lecture on William Grove, pioneer of the fuel cell.

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