Richard Burton Archives: home of Swansea University's Archive Collections

Research as art

The Richard Burton Archives is the corporate memory and archive repository of Swansea University and holds material of local, regional and national significance. The Archives selects, preserves and makes accessible to all the records of historical value created or acquired by the University. Through its holdings and the expertise of its staff the Archives actively supports the mission of the University to provide an environment of research excellence, to deliver an outstanding student experience with teaching of the highest quality, and to enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and beyond.

Our reading room opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday 9.15am-4.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am-4.15pm
Thursday 9.15am-4.15pm

All visits to the Archives are by prior appointment - please contact us at or 01792 295021. We ask that readers provide us with details of the materials they wish to consult at least three working days prior to their visit. 
The Archives office is open Monday to Friday for enquiries.

Further information about visiting the Archives can be found here.


Find out more about the Archives via our blog