1940s Swansea Bay
1940’s Swansea Bay, discover for yourself what life was like during WWII for civilians on the home front during the 1940’s in Swansea. At the 1940’s Swansea Bay Museum experience the sights and sounds of an air raid, see how people lived at that time and find out what you could eat with a week rations.
Many people have heard of the London ‘Blitz’, but there were many places including ports and industrial towns of South Wales which were also targets for the German Luftwaffe. 1940’s Swansea Bay tells the story of the impact of the bombing raids on the area, and how the local people managed to cope with the devastation. The 1940’s Swansea Bay is one of a few privately owned and run museums in Wales, we cater for small groups such as Care Homes, Women’s institutions, and community clubs. We offer tours of the museum and refreshments throughout the day, as well as renting out our facility for photo shoots and filming. We are also very popular with camera/photography clubs, and yearly have students in from Colleges/Universities to do photography/history projects. We also offer school day trips that fit in with the current curriculum, and is suitable for key stage 2 and 3. During the day children can dress up in 1940s clothing, get a tour of our 1940s street, watch news reels of the war, and have talks on rationing, evacuees, and life in an Anderson Shelter. Our programme is flexible and can focus on any theme the classroom is learning, such as the Blitz, Evacuees, the Homeguard etc.