THE NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM

The breadth and quality of many of our collections in the humanities and sciences alike makes us unique amongst UK national museums.

Project
The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Timescale
Completed October 2005

Client
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Designers
Wilkinson Eyre and Land Design Studio

Details
The National Museum Wales is the national repository of threedimensional material relating to Wales’s natural and created heritage and culture, and of international material that helps define Wales’s place in the world.

Consisting of a major new slate and glass building integrated with an existing Grade II listed warehouse (formerly the Swansea Industrial and Maritime Museum), the new museum deals with Wales’ history of industrial revolution and innovation by combining significant historical artifacts with modern technologies, such as interactive touchscreens and multimedia presentation systems.

Much effort has been put into accessibility for the new museum and is one of the first museums in the United Kingdom to feature multilingual voiceovers, as well as British Sign Language captioning on all interactive content.

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