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.


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Future Events & Activities

  • Christmas afternoon tea / Te’r prynhawn y Nadolig

    Thu 08 Dec

    For members and friends. Donations welcome. Mulled wine, afternoon tea, entertainment, carols, raffle in Swansea Museum. Ar gyfer aelodau a’u cyfeillion. Croeso ichi roi arian. Gwin twym, te’r prynhawn, adloniant, carolau, raffl yn Amgueddfa Abertawe.

  • Paul Frame

    Thu 12 Jan

    Apostle of liberty: the life and work of Richard Price (1723-91) / Apostol rhyddid: bywyd a gwaith Richard Price (1723-91)

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Save Swansea Museum!

Save Swansea Museum!

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