Hafod Morfa Copperworks Swansea

"A most interesting visit, with informed guides and for me, it brought back memories of happy days when I started work at the site in 1960"

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"We tend to think that the history of Wales is written in coal dust and iron and steel. In fact it is copper that lies at the heart of Wales’s development as an industrial nation."

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Ten years from now, Hafod-Morfa will be a landmark site for heritage, learning, innovation, and community engagement

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"A fascinating insight into a disappearing world. You can easily imagine how different the area must have looked when the industry was at its height"

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The site was once entirely covered in a maze of buildings and slag heaps created as a by-product of the copper smelting process

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Hafod Morfa Copperworks Swansea Chimney

Welcome to Swansea’s Hafod Morfa Copperworks

The Hafod Morfa Copperworks was once the crucible of the global copper industry and vital to Swansea’s development. It is now the centre of an innovative heritage led regeneration project.

On this website, you will find information about the site’s past, present and future.

You can find out about the site’s important history, find practical information for visiting the site today, plans for the site’s future development and how you can get involved in projects and events.

‘A fascinating insight into a disappearing world. You can easily imagine how different the area must have looked when the industry was at its height’
visitor quote, 2013.

‘We tend to think that the history of Wales is written in coal dust and iron and steel. In fact it is copper that lies at the heart of Wales’s development as an industrial nation.’
Professor Huw Bowen

Latest News

Volunteers tidy up picnic area
With many thanks to nine volunteers who turned up on Saturday and six a few weeks before, the Hafod Morfa Copperworks site is looking great. Paths...

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Heritage Funding Success!!
Swansea Council and Swansea University have been successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the next phase of the development at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks...

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Oral histories of working life in the Copperworks
We are starting to record some of the valuable stories about what it was like to work at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks. Do you have stories to...

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Guided Walks start again.
The Friends of the Hafod Morfa Copperworks, and Swansea Museum Collections Centre are re-starting the popular programme of guided walks of the Hafod Morfa Copperworks...

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Testimonials

‘A fascinating insight into a disappearing world. You can easily imagine how different the area must have looked when the industry was at its height’
visitor quote, 2013.
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