‘Love the Words’ Exhibition

*Update for our customers – we’re open, book your free visit!*

We’re really looking forward to throwing open our doors to our visitors again. Not surprisingly, there will be a few changes you’ll notice when you come to the Dylan Thomas Exhibition. We’re open Thursdays through to Sundays, with first entry from 10am. Our opening hours have temporarily changed so we can offer time slots for visitors to ensure there is enough room to maintain social distancing. This also allows us time for us to clean in between each slot. Click below to find out more and how to book your visit.


Our permanent Dylan Thomas exhibition, ‘Love the Words’, opened on Dylan’s 100th birthday, 27 October 2014, thanks to funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Swansea Council.

Dylan Thomas exhibition at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, UK.

Explore the interactive displays, listen to recordings and view the different objects on display to gain an insight into the work, life, and cultural context of one of the twentieth century’s most significant writers. The exhibition is family friendly, free, and open Tuesday to Sunday.

The exhibition comprises a main room, a temporary exhibition area which houses changing displays, and a learning space which is open to the public when not in use for workshops.

Summer Holiday activities - Dylan Thomas Centre - Swansea - UK - 10th August 2015

There’s lots to explore on the interactive Timeline, such as the Children’s Trail which features some of the animals that appear in Dylan’s writing.

Follow the People Trail around the Timeline, too, and discover some of the key people in Dylan’s life, and the rich cultural context in which he lived and worked.

Dylan Thomas exhibition - Swansea - 20th November 2014

One section in the centre of the exhibition is dedicated to Dylan the writer, and another to Dylan the performer.

There are fun interactives, and touchscreens which tell the story of Dylan’s Notebooks, explore his famous poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ and look at the circumstances surrounding his death.

Listen to Dylan himself, and those who knew him, via the built-in speakers in the chairs.

Come along and ‘Love the Words’!

Dylan Thomas Centre Exhibition – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA


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