Promoting history in south-west Wales

Welcome to HA Swansea

The Historical Association is incorporated by Royal Charter

Registered charity number 1120261

Branch Membership Fees

Individual membership: £10

Concessionary membership: £5

(Concessionary = part-time workers; retired; unwaged)

Family (household) membership: £15

Full-time-student membership: £5

Membership is renewable at the AGM in March

Full national membership

of the Historical Association grants automatic membership of the Swansea branch, provided the member lives within the branch’s catchment area.

To register for full membership, visit:


A note for committee members

The date of the next

Branch Committee Meeting is

5 February 2022

At 10.30am

in the National Waterfront Museum

Website last updated 18 January 2022


21 March 2020


Elizabeth Belcham

will speak about

Swansea’s Bad Girls

Crime and Prostitution


The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea



Our branch journal Chronicle (issue 2021) will be available at our events. The cost of a copy is:

     For members:              £3 each

     For non-members:     £5 each

Our publication, The Story of Swansea Castle , is available. Please take a look at the <Publications> page on this website. Also, new publications from Timescale Publications (an imprint of the branch) are now available:

Sanitising Swansea: Water Supply and Sewage Disposal in Nineteenth-Century Swansea by Peter E Rees,

The Norman Experience in South Wales 1090–1320 by Colin Wheldon James.

Please look after yourselves. We look forward to seeing you at the next talk. Please remember that in order to attend our monthly talks at the National Waterfront Museum, you will need to book your place online via Eventbrite. Contact details for Eventbrite for the museum’s purposes are:

Branch Bulletin


The Next Talk

Robert Kenney

will speak about

The Newport Medieval Ship

The Past, The Present

and the Future


Saturday 19 February 2022

The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Online booking necessary via Eventbrite

For contact details, see the bulletin below