An exhibition marking the Centenary of Swansea University is on display at the National Waterfront Museum until 14 March 2021.

Starting with the laying of the foundation stone on 19 July 1920, the exhibition provides a glimpse into the University’s history through the decades.  It includes photographs, video and oral history recordings from the University’s archives, a recreation of a 1960s student bedroom and an amazing interactive 3D model of Singleton Abbey.  A series of temporary displays throughout the life of exhibition will highlight the range of the University’s work and role in the region.

Please note: The National Waterfront Museum is currently open limited hours and all visitors will need to book a free ticket in advance. Further details can be found at:

Black and white photo of students in lecture, c.1960s.
Black and white photo of students jumping over hurdles in front of the Pavilion at Sketty Lane Sports Centre, c.1970s
Close up image of graduating students

Students in lecture, c.1960s. © Hylton Warner Ltd (Courtesy of RB Archives, ref UNI/SU/AS/4/1/12/36)

Hurdles at Sketty Lane Sports Centre, c.1970s (Courtesy of RB Archives, ref UNI/SU/AS/4/1/2/96)