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Coronavirus may have forced Swansea Museum to close, but it seems it’s not stopping the museum from sharing the area’s heritage.

Armed with a few mod cons the museum’s team is going through the collection of objects, photographs, and recordings, to produce a series of online talks.

The first of the Swansea History Talks is online now – an informative and pictorial presentation on the world’s first passenger railway, The Mumbles Railway.

During the 30-minute video, Phil Treseder, the museum’s learning and participation officer, presents maps, photos, postcards, and memories of the famous line which opened more than two centuries ago and closed in 1960.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “This series of online talks is a really engaging way of making good use of your time during lockdown.

“Our museum staff bring subjects to life by telling the stories in a wonderfully accessible way.

“The service provided by Swansea Museum has always included an active in-community programme.

“Now, more than ever, despite the building being temporarily closed, the staff at the museum are continuing with their community engagement programme and demonstrating that they are here for Swansea.”

You’ll find the museum’s heritage talks on our website, enjoyswanseabay.com.

To read the full news release go to swansea.gov.uk.