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

20 November 2021

At 10.30am

in the National Waterfront Museum

Website last updated 17 November 2021


21 March 2020


Elizabeth Belcham

will speak about

Swansea’s Bad Girls

Crime and Prostitution


The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea



It is with sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Dr David Painting on 10 October at Pen y Bryn Nursing and Residential Home, Sketty. In 2017, the Branch was pleased to award Branch Fellowship to Dr Painting for his contribution to the promotion of history in the community. Our commiserations go to his family.

The National Waterfront Museum, under the overall guidance of the National Museum of Wales, is allowing us to hold our post-Covid talks on its premises. At our monthly talks, social distancing and mask rules must be in place and attendance is by booking only.

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

     For members:              £3 each

     For non-members:     £5 each

Our latest publication, The Story of Swansea Castle , is now available. Please take a look at the <Publications> page on this website.

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.

Branch Bulletin


The Next Talk

Debra John

will speak about

A Swansea Debtor

in the mid-19th century


Saturday 15 January 2022

The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Online booking necessary via Eventbrite