School trip to National Waterfront Museum
The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.
The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new in the city’s rapidly developing maritime quarter.
Their vast industrial and maritime heritage is ready to explore via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays.
The Museum is housed in an original listed warehouse linked to a ultra-modern slate and glass building. Here you can discover the Transport, Materials and Networks that were so important and the ‘big things’ that contributed so much to the industrial history of our nation.
The National Waterfront Museum puts you in charge of the experience, allowing you to delve as deeply into the exhibitions, displays and information as you want.
Made in Wales explores the changes in Wales and displays objects and artefacts from 1930 to the present day.
Educational learning at National Waterfront Museum
The National Waterfront Museum tells the inspiring story of Wales’s contribution to past, present and future innovation and industry.
This story is brought to life in an exciting programme for primary schools, including new ways to help you deliver the Foundation Phase and Revised Curriculum.
Children will learn not only about history, but also about geography, ICT, music, science, art and literacy. Engagement with different images, objects and sounds will create a sense of belonging to Wales and an understanding of Welsh heritage.
You and your pupils will find that the Museum is a stimulating out of classroom environment, where thinking, talking and doing through interactive and challenging activities is a memorable experience.
Words and Wings
Hear the exciting story of the first man to design and build an aeroplane in Wales.
Participate in creative writing activities with professional, local author and illustrator, Thomas Docherty, who will inspire you to head off on your very own imaginative, literacy journey.
Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, Writing.
Follow the footsteps of Mr Rosser around his district of Swansea on the day of the 1851 Census. Meet a number of people from different backgrounds.
Interrogate a wide range of objects associated with the different characters and piece together what life was like in the 19th century for rich and poor, men and women.
Literacy and Numeracy Framework:Reading.
Plus lots lots more…