Swansea Copper Trail

Copper Pan Production, Landore, 1920s (City and County of Swansea: Swansea Museum)The Swansea Copper Trail is a short bilingual leaflet that introduces you to the key places where Swansea's copper history and heritage can be found from museums and archives to visiting sites to exploring Swansea's heritage online. It also provides brief information about the historical background to the Swansea copper industry.

We are grateful to Cadw for providing a small grant towards the printing of these leaflets.

Download the Swansea Copper Trail / Dadlwytho Lwybr Copr Abertawe (PDF, 1.5MB)

Discover the industrial heritage of the Lower Swansea Valley

Follow the Copper Trail

Virtual tour:

Explore the Lower Swansea Valley Industrial Heritage Map

On foot:

Explore the remains of the copperworks sites in the Lower Swansea Valley.

Follow the Tawe River Navigation Heritage Trail (Swansea Community Boat Trust).
Note: Many of these sites are difficult to walk around. The ground can be slippery and uneven. Some structures are fragile and the fencing is there to protect them. Please respect these sites of international significance at all times.


Swansea Heritage.net (art, social and industrial collections)

Coflein (archaeology, monuments and sites)

Gathering the Jewels (Welsh cultural collections)

People's Collection Wales (Gateway to digital cultural heritage in Wales)

Find out more:

Recommended reading

Search the Copper Bibliography

Explore copper industry collections

Swansea Copper Day 2011