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 2018

    Sat 22 Sep

    This September don't miss the annual History Day. Visit Swansea Museum and the National Waterfront Museum for a day full of talks & the launch of the latest Swansea History Journal!

  • Ceri Thompson

    Thu 25 Oct

    Henry Naunton Davies: a Rhondda colliery doctor / Henry Naunton Davies: meddyg glofaol yn y Rhondda

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