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

Committee Meeting is

20 November 2021

At 10.30am

in the National Waterfront Museum

Website last updated 3 October 2021


21 March 2020


Elizabeth Belcham

will speak about

Swansea’s Bad Girls

Crime and Prostitution


The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea



The National Waterfront Museum, under the overall guidance of the National Museum of Wales, allowed us to hold our first post-Covid talk on 18 September. This featured the HA president Professor Peter Mandler, who spoke about ‘The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Crime, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780–1870’.

At our monthly talks, social distancing and mask rules will be in place and attendance is by booking only.

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

     For members:              £3 each

     For non-members:     £5 each

Chronicle available available at Swansea Museum on Saturday 25 September 2021. Thanks are given to the Royal Institution of South Wales for allowing us this opportunity to sell our journal at the launch of this year’s Swansea History Journal and to all those who bought a copy.

Our latest publication, The Story of Swansea Castle , is now available and will be on sale at our next talk at the National Waterfront Museum. Take a look at the <Publications> page on this website.

Please look after yourselves. We look forward to seeing you at the next talk.

Branch Bulletin

The Next Talk

Professor Martin Johnes

(Swansea University)

will speak about

Baldness and Male Anxiety

in the late-19th and 20th centuries


Saturday 16 October 2021

The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Online booking necessary via Eventbrite