Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea

The creation of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery was made possible in 1905 when art collector, Richard Glynn Vivian, donated his collection of paintings, drawings and china to the Swansea Corporation. The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery was purpose built to house the collection and Richard Glynn Vivian laid the foundation stone in 1909. He unfortunately died before the gallery was completed in 1911. The gallery was opened by Richards brother, Graham.

The gallery houses a diverse range of visual art from the old masters to modern and contemporary local artists. The original Glynn Vivian collection is still on display as the primary exhibition.

Opening Times

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Last admission is at 4.40pm

Closed Mondays (except bank holidays)

Entrance Fees

Free entry.

The permanent collection is always free, however, there may be a small charge for selected temporary exhibitions.

Getting There

Address: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ.

Tel: 01792 516900

By Bus

Traveline Cymru (08712 002233)

By Train

The Gallery is within 5 minutes walking distance from Swansea Railway Station National Rail Enquiries (03457 484950)

By Car

The M4 motorway brings you directly to Swansea Bay from the East via Junction 42 and the West via Junction 45.

The nearest Car Parks can be found at the High Street, next to the Train Station  (less than five minute walk) and Orchard Street NCP (less than 3 minute walk).