The Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea is located in a quiet residential area of the city. In close proximity to the luxurious Morgan’s Hotel which is only a very short walk away. The centre is open daily throughout the year to holiday maker’s and residents living locally from 10 a.m to 4.30 p.m. Inside this rather large building are permanent exhibitions and interactive displays showcasing the works of the late poet Dylan Thomas.
The building dates back to the year 1825 when it was built. Restored and refurbished and ready for opening to the public in the year 1995 by US ex-president Jimmy Carter. And it’s become a very popular place where much sought after information and more can be sourced about the poet and his life in Swansea. There is a permanent exhibition on display titled “Love The Words” showing a very large collection of memorabilia.
Which would appeal to any visitor who has a deep interest in these types of works and photographs. There is quite an extensive collection of media and worksheets on view here for all to see. With access to a bookshop within the premises and a cafe serving refreshments to visitor’s which include soups, sandwiches and salads. Also teas, coffee and homemade scones and cakes on a varied food menu. Located in the main foyer of the building close to the exhibition.
The Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea
There are some interactive touch screen displays within the exhibition area and they give visitor’s an insight into the poets writing technique. You can also hear the poems and stories of the late poet being read out by other famous people including the late welsh actor Richard Burton who died on the 5th of august 1984. Just to let you know that guided tours of the exhibition and more are available and can be booked for groups at the centre.
With an interesting events program also on the menu spread out across the year for visitor’s and residents alike. You can get involved and learn so much more about what happens here at the Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea.