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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, a number of our cultural and leisure venues in Swansea are starting to reopen and resume service. Below you’ll find the latest updates and news on which venues are reopening, when others are planning to, and any key information and changes to their normal operations.

Living with Covid-19 means business as usual is not an option. Therefore, Swansea’s new normal will inevitably mean some changes to which our residents and visitors must adapt.

Please refer to the official links below to find out the most up to date guidance and information available relating to COVID-19. We will update this page regularly with the latest Wales travel advice as appropriate.

This will help prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus, #ProtectOurNHS and save lives.

Face coverings

Following Welsh Government guidelines, face coverings are mandatory in indoor public places, like shops and public toilets. Under 11s and people with health conditions are exempt.

Please make sure to follow the latest guidance, and observe any signage in place at any indoor public place you visit. Find out more.

Swansea Libraries

Swansea libraries are open for browsing and PC and internet use. Please check individual library details to see what services are available. All Swansea Council libraries are Covid safe with extra cleaning and quarantining in operation.

Click and collect and digital services such as online resourcesebooks eaudiobooks and emagazines remain available. The Click and Collect service has proved incredibly popular with Swansea residents and fear not fans it’s not going away- the team at Swansea Council Libraries are on call to find your preferences or become your own personal book shoppers. If you still aren’t ready to come along to your local library in some cases we can arrange delivery of books in a Covid safe way straight to your doorstep.

Please remember to act responsibly when visiting the libraries.  You will need to wear a mask and keep 2 meters apart from other visitors, sanitising your hands frequently.  All returned books are quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into circulation.

Also, check out the Swansea Libraries Facebook every Thursday for a story at 10:30am and their ever popular Rhyme time’s go up on Friday’s at 10:30am – and they are already planning for a Summer of digital fun!

Find full information online or contact 01792 636464.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery reopened from Wednesday 26 May, with reduced times and days to ensure the Gallery is safe for your next visit. The Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am to 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

Admission is still free, but visitors will need to book online in advance.

Please make sure to follow the latest guidance, and observe any signage in place at any indoor public place you visit.

Visit Glynn Vivian.com for more information.

Dylan Thomas Exhibition

The Dylan Thomas Exhibition reopened on Thursday 27 May, Thursdays through to Sundays. A new booking system is in place with first entry from 10am. This temporary change in opening hours is in order to offer time slots for visitors, to ensure there is enough room to maintain social distancing and allow time for cleaning in between each slot.

Slots are free to book, please book your slot before making your visit by booking online or ringing 01792 463980 from Wednesday to Sunday. Slots will be available to book soon.

Although the Learning Space is not yet open, their Children’s Trail is available – if you can, please bring your own pencil to complete it.

Visit DylanThomas.com for more information.

Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum reopened its magnificent doors to heritage hunters and curious minds from 8 June.

Swansea Museum is open Tuesdays  and Wednesdays, and Fridays to Sundays, 10am – 3pm. Admission is free but advance booking is essential in order to ensure there is enough room to maintain social distancing and to avoid disappointment.

Visit swanseamuseum.co.uk for more information.

West Glamorgan Archives Service

West Glamorgan Archives Service is open, but please note that advance booking is essential.  Full information about how to access the service is available here.

In the meantime you can also search their online cataloguesbrowse their online exhibitions or request research be carried out on your behalf.

Visit West Glamorgan Archives for full information.


Parklives is back, run by the Sport and Health team at Swansea Council.

Here to offer free fun and fitness activities across the parks and green spaces in Swansea, it offers weekly adult sessions as well as a packed weeks of fun children’s activities during the half terms and school holidays.

Find out more about Parklives.

Swansea Prom

Our range of attractions along our gorgeous Swansea Prom will be open just in time to make the most of the summer sun!

Fancy a few rounds of Crazy Golf? Southend Gardens is Open 11.00am – 5.00pm each weekend until 26 September.

Singleton Boating Lake is now Open 11.00am – 5.00pm each weekend until 26 September – look out for the colourful, new car pedalos!

Standard: £3.15
Concession: £2.65
P.T.L: £2.10

You can also cool off and make a splash at Blackpill Lido, opening on 29 May and will be open 9am-5pm every day until 26 September.

Sites are operating in line with Welsh Government Guidelines and have appropriate measures in place, find full information on Swansea Prom here.  

Even as restrictions continue to ease and our venues start to reopen, please remember to be responsible, considerate and follow safety instructions, and Enjoy Swansea Bay. Responsibly.