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Showcasing research in the community

Oriel Science is a pioneering public exhibition venue in the UK, run by Swansea University, showcasing the University’s research to the community through exhibits, workshops, and talks. Since its inception in 2016, Oriel Science has reached over 150,00 people, hosted over 25,000 visitors in our venues, offered inspiring workshops for 2,500 school students and delivered hundreds of events. 

Its aim is to enhance the Future Generations’ educational and career journeys, address under-representations, and enrich the general public’s affinity with science and research. It does this by crafting our University’s research into compelling, visceral exhibits, putting these in places people go, so that we can engage, educate and enthuse everyone!  

Oriel Science is a powerful resource for Swansea University academics, offering a platform for community-focused research and engagement with the public. 

In May 2021, we launched our city-centre venue, attracting thousands of curious minds and school students. Public visitors to Oriel Science have commented that:

  • Wow! We were lucky enough to get a tour of the new @OrielScience in Swansea City Centre and it is AM-A-ZING! Fun, interactive exhibits that celebrate Swansea science talent past & present, whilst inspiring future generations. Huge asset to Swansea in so many ways!
  • Brilliant place to go to if you like science and want to learn more about new ideas and technologies. Kids loved it so much they didn't want to leave?! 

Educators who've brought their classes to Oriel Science have been thoroughly impressed with our interactive workshop program, noting that it: 

  • inspired the students to think innovatively and to try new things, thinking about the world differently, 
  • was educational and relevant to the curriculum and benefitted the students’ learning, 
  • was really enjoyable with excellent content and staff. All pupils discussed how much they wanted to return. 

To learn more about our captivating exhibitions and explore our diverse line up of workshops for schools and the public, please visit our website or connect with us on social media @OrielScience.

Project lead: Professor Chris Allton