Swansea Science Festival 2017

Swansea University is to showcase its inspiring research to the people of Swansea as it launches a brand new free festival in the city for September.

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The Swansea Science Festival, which will be on 8th-10th September 2017 is a free festival and will be hosted by the University’s festival partner the National Waterfront Museum. Activities will also take place in Swansea Museum, encompassed within the Museum Maritime Quarter. The action will kick off with an evening event on Friday 8th September aimed at adults followed by a weekend of family events.

While the final programme is still to be confirmed, the festival will feature a feast of interesting and entertaining things. Visitors will have plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experiences and discover all things science through theatrical presentations, workshops, music, and demonstrations.

‌Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott said: “Swansea University was so proud to host the British Science Festival last year. The event was an enormous success, with huge visitor satisfaction for the core Festival itself and for our hugely successful Family Weekend at the National Waterfront Museum.

“Visitors told us how much they enjoyed the events, and said they would like to see more. Well, they will get more! This was the start of a science legacy for Swansea. We are committed to holding an annual science event for Swansea and building on the huge public engagement and impact of the Festival and Family Weekend as we continue to inspire the next generation of scientists.


Steph Mastoris, Head of the National Waterfront Museum, said, “The Museum represents 300 years of innovation in Wales, so it is wonderful to see the new generation of scientific innovations and research that is going on at Swansea University brought to the Museum setting. We look forward to partnering with the University and welcoming everyone to come along and have fun with science at this fantastic festival.”

View pictures and video from last year’s British Science Festival at Swansea.