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Arts & Crafts Event, Mon 27 Aug 2018, £30-£50

Traditional Skills and Crafts Day

Traditional Skills and Crafts Day


Step back in time and try your hand at some traditional crafts! Think of castles and no doubt you'll think of knights in shining armour or maybe a princess in a tower, but have you ever thought what life in a castle was really like?

On Bank Holiday Monday we'll be shedding light on aspects of castle life, showcasing traditional everyday objects people might have used and how they were made.

A carpenter will be demonstrating green woodworking, a form of carpentry using freshly felled wood which is softer and, therefore, much easier to shape using hand tools. There'll also be opportunities for you to pick up a tool and have a go!

Try some traditional willow weaving, demonstrated and taught by local artist Sara Holden. Create and take home a beautiful weaving, inspired by the Castle and its grounds, or make an enchanting willow dreamcatcher.

Fancy making a mediaeval style jug or storage jar? We'll also have a potter on hand showing you how to make everyday objects simply from clay.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 27 Aug 2018 11:00 to 16:30


Normal admission charges apply.



01792 635478


Castle Avenue,



Plan route to Oystermouth Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 613883  Lat: 51.57680 Long: -4.00246

By Bus: From Mumbles, the number 2 bus to Newton goes up Newton Road towards the castle - get off the bus at the stop by the Ostreme Centre and walk up Castle Avenue.

By Car: Follow the A4067 into Mumbles and then turn right up Newton Road at the mini roundabout by the White Rose. The castle is halfway up Newton Road on the right hand side.

There is very limited parking in Castle Avenue, so the best option is to use the pay and display car parks along the sea front.

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Swansea station