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Swansea Museum Collection Centre

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Winding drum of an interesting dredging crane. See Priestman Brothers entry for more information
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A rare chance to see steam turbine rotors on the ingenious Ljungstrom contra-rotating system, in this case from a Brush-Ljungstrom steam turbine at Tir John Power Station
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Model of the Hafod/Morfa copper works. The long building in the right foreground is now the Museum Collection Centre, while the buildings to the left have been replaced by the Park and Ride
Another view of the model. Note the size of the spoil heaps
V-twin reversing steam engine
Small oscillating steam engine made in 1865, and presented by Vivian and Sons in 1920. 4" bore cylinder. Used at Vivian's Hafod works
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Located next to the Park and Ride car park, opposite the Liberty Stadium, on the Cross Valley Link Road, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2JT

Open to visitors every Wednesday, 10.00am to 4.00pm (check website before visiting). Contains the Swansea museums' reserve collections, housed in the former rolling mill building of the Morfa Copper Works.

Collections Centre website

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