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Art Exhibition, Tue 2 Jan 2018 - Tue 15 Oct 2019, free entry

Journeys between Art & Life: Richard Glynn Vivian

Journeys between Art & Life: Richard Glynn Vivian


Richard Glynn Vivian was the original founder of our Gallery in Swansea. Born at Singleton Abbey, Glynn was the fourth son of the wealthy Vivian family, owners of the most successful copper smelting plant in the world in the 19th century.

Glynn left his entire art collection for 'the enjoyment of the people of Swansea' in 1908, and the Gallery opened in 1911, a year after his death.

Glynn Vivian collected throughout his life, travelling extensively around the world by steamboat and by train, acquiring objects and art works from every country that he visited. Journeys between Art & Life presents his collection and celebrates his life for the first time in over 100 years.

The Richard Glynn Vivian displays are accompanied by a new digital multimedia guide. Download for free; available on itunes and Google play.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsPushchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 2 Jan 2018 - Tue 15 Oct 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.


Free entry

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Tue 2 Jan - Tue 15 Oct Journeys between Art & Life: Richard Glynn Vivian
Sat 22 Sep - Sun 10 Feb Dylan Thomas: Music of Colour
Sat 22 Sep - Sun 24 Feb Yinka Shonibare MBE: End of Empire
Sat 29 Sep - Sun 18 Nov A Spacewoman Dreams
Sat 29 Sep - Sun 25 Nov On Paper
Sat 29 Sep - Sun 18 Nov Wakelin Award 2018: Richard Billingham


Alexandra Road,



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Map reference: SS 654934  Lat: 51.62369 Long: -3.94444

The M4 brings you directly to Swansea Bay from the East via Junction 42 and the West via Junction 45. The Gallery is located on Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ. The nearest Car Parks can be found in High Street (across the road from the Railway Station) Sat Nav SA1 5BA and less than 5 minute walk and Orchard Street Car park (NCP) Sat Nav SA1 5AS and less than 3 minute walk.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Swansea station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing