Swansea Museum
The Swansea Museum in Swansea, Wales, UK is the oldest museum in Wales. The building was built for the Royal Institution of South Wales in 1841 in the neo-classical style.


Main museum
The main museum on Oystermouth Road contains all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea, and the rest of the world. Contents in the six galleries range from an Egyptian mummy to a traditional Welsh kitchen.

The museum has three boats in its collections which are kept at the marina. . The boats are a lightship 'Helwick', a tug boat called 'Canning' and 'Olga', a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in 1909. Access to the boats is possible in June, July and August.

The Tramshed
The Tramshed in the Marina displays memorabilia from the former street trams of Swansea and the Mumbles tram that ran around the edge of the bay from Swansea town centre to Mumbles pier.

Collections Centre
The Collections Centre] in Landore displays reserve and maritime & industrial collections. The collection includes two lifeboats and vintage vehicles. .

Swansea Museum is also said to be haunted by many ghostly figures. The most popular is said to a man named Geoffrey James who has been seen by many people roaming the whole perimeter of the museum. Apparently he was murdered by a man named George Bell, the two ended up in a fight over a woman, things quickly turned nasty ending with George Bell stabbing Geoffrey James. Geoffrey James is said to be one of the men that helped build the museum.