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"

"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."

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

"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"

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

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

Guided Walks 2017
Guided Walks of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site are back! The next walks are Wednesday 26th July, Wednesday 30th August, Wednesday 27th September, Wednesday 25th October....

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New Page of Bite-sized Oral History stories
We have extracted some key highlights from oral histories relating to working life at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks and put them on-line on a new page here...

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Surrey Students Visit
A group of A-level students from George Abbot School in Surrey visited the site to learn about post-industrial landscapes and the important role of heritage...

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Swansea International Festival comes to the Museum Collection Centre
Sinfonia Cymru, Wales’ innovative youth chamber goup will be playing in Swansea Museum Collections Centre on Wednesday 12th October, 7:30pm as part of the Swansea...

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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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