Activities & Events

Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Glannau / National Waterfront Museum

17/05/2014 10:00am - 28/09/2014 4:00pm

Other, Talk Lecture, Workshop

National Waterfront Museum Oystermouth Road Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 3RD

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The War Horse

Sat 17 May
11am – 4pm
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Join Yeoman Living History to find out more about the life of the Territorial Cavalrymen in this engaging, informative, and memorable display including encampment, handling collection and real warhorses.

Comforts for the Troops

Fri 30 May – Sun 1 June
12 – 3pm
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Throughout the Great War, women were encouraged to knit and sew items to send in comfort parcels to the troops abroad. Find out what went into these parcels, try on some replica items, and have a go at working an antique sock knitting machine and sewing machine.

Ratty’s code-buster trail

Sat 19 July – Sun 31 August
10am – 4pm
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Crack the great war code by locating the pesky rodents who have hidden the clues around our galleries!

Secret codes and messages

Sat 19 – Wed 23 July
12.30pm – 3.30pm
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Drop in to our innovative activity stations to make ciphers and invisible ink.

Spy School

Thurs 31 July – Sat 2 August
12.30pm – 3.30pm
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Drop in to discover some of the secrets of espionage including making a fun disguise and fake documents.

Wartime Horrible History stories

Thurs 24 – Sat 26 July & Thurs 7 – Sat 9 August
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Meet our time traveling soldier to hear tales from the terrible trenches. Then get hands on with some wartime artefacts.

Street Science – Periscopes

Sat 9 & 10 August
1pm & 3pm
Booking required Tel: Local rate – (029) 20573600

Spy on your enemies like they did in the Great War by making a nifty periscope that lets you see above walls and around corners using mirrors to bend light. Age 7 – 12

A History of Cricket during the Great War

Sat 16 August
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A talk by historian Dr Simon John. Organised by Historical Association, Swansea Branch.

Propaganda Posters

Sat 27 – Sun 28 Sept
12.30pm – 3.30pm
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Using our impressive Stanhope press, print your own Great War inspired recruitment poster.