Dylan Thomas Centre
Dylan Thomas Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Free, family friendly Exhibition that chronicles the life, work and cultural context of Dylan Thomas, one of the most notable Welsh poets. Through an interactive timeline, audiovisual material and original worksheets, books and recordings, the 'Love the Words' exhibition celebrates Dylan's poetry, prose, radio broadcasts and film scripts. The Centre also runs a programme of activities throughout the year supporting the Exhibition, including creative writing workshops and free family events.
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Kate F
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a must if you are a Thomas Dylan fan or are simply just interested in him. The exhibition ‘Love the Words’ tells the story of Dylan’s life, work and legacy, from his birth on 27 October 1914 in Swansea to his death on 9 November 1953 in New York. It was fascinating and very informative.
Written 14 June 2022
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Travelling3D
Wales, UK143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a few hours spare in Swansea centre before a cinema trip so was looking for something free to do to use up some time.
We came across this venue as we walked around the marina. Completely free to enter - is great regardless of if you are a Dylan Thomas fan or not. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed looking at all the things inside.
However, the back room is AMAZING!
Literally a room for children, think we spent almost an hour inside. Has some board games, blocks, Lego, books but also had 3 tables set out - 1 to do word searches, 1 to make craft cards (not sure what the third one had) but all craft and art things - perfect! Would definitely visit again; great for a rainy day or just as something to do with your children to spend quality time together.
Written 27 January 2024
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Jeffdee
South Wales1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a great place to visit whether you are a committed Dylan Thomas fan or just want to find out more about this larger than life character.
Admission is free and the story of Dylan's life is told in an interesting and informative way.
There aren't many original artifacts but they do have the real doors from the shed at the boathouse in Laugharne which he used as his writing studio.
Written 23 August 2023
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donakebab
Wrexham, UK128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A fantastic please to visit whether you’re a already a Dylan fan or have never heard of him. I found the mix of the exhibits brilliant - video sound and I liked the interactive poem. Well worth a visit. Ps it’s free and the gift shop has reasons priced souvenirs (for example the posters are only £1, on eBay etc they’re much more expensive).
Written 18 August 2022
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huw j
Pontypridd, UK797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a great interesting & very informative place to visit for few hours. So much there you might not have known about this great man, Plenty sound areas to listen to various things like his poetry & small room with screen on which to see various items such as excerpts from the famous Under Milk Wood. Thoroughly enjoyable especially if you're a fan.
Written 26 January 2020
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Charmaine Sims
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Rhys has and has previously been such a polite and caring young man!! I can’t comprehend how polite he was even though it was so busy and warm on the outside table! He never failed to make sure we were well catered for. Keep being you Rhys!
Written 7 July 2023
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Monty_Verdi
Paris, France17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
What a wonderful exhibition! So well laid out and extremely informative. A variety of presentation styles are included, with loads of visual feasts as well as a film and various audio samples available. The staff are extremely helpful and the centre is very well kept. Lovely coffee and welsh cakes too, as well as some handy maps and guides from the shop. Essential if you're on a Dylan Thomas pilgrimage!
Written 6 January 2017
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3Islanders
Whidbey Island, Washington308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Respect and admiration in abundance are reflected in every feature of the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales. The carefully assembled exhibits include black and white photographs, diary entries, book covers and excerpts from Thomas’ early projects, and voice recordings of those who knew him and worked with him. We especially enjoyed the storyboards that showed all the cross connections between Dylan Thomas and other accomplished artists of his time. In his own simple expression, “love the words.”
Written 12 August 2016
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HelenLytham
Lytham St Anne's, UK536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I called to have a quick look at this informative celebration of Dylan Thomas' life and stayed for over an hour. It's quite small but packed with thoughtfully labelled displays and interactive features. I arrived curious and left feeling I'd met this fascinating man. The staff are really helpful and well informed.
Go - you will not be disappointed.
Written 5 July 2016
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GJune44
Arlington, VA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit and found ourselves reading everything but were most especially moved by the recordings of Dylan Thomas reading his works - especially "Go Not Gently into That Good Night." That alone was worth the visit.
Written 13 October 2015
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