The National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum : The Story of Wales's Industry and Innovation

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This book explores the story told at the innovative new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. Through the Museum's interactive and changing displays, visitors of all ages can experience how Wales became a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, exporting raw materials all over the world, and formed the vibrant national identity it has today. Richly illustrated and clearly laid out, this book incorporates a wealth of archive photography, paintings and stunning new images of this special Museum. Here, you discover the story of Wales's industry, innovation and, most of all, people.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 188 x 220 x 10mm | 240.4g
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Colour/ black and white illustrations throughout
  • 0720005612
  • 9780720005615

Table of contents

An Introduction to the National Waterfront Museum 4 The Industrialisation of Wales 7 Early industrial developments 9 over land 10 over water 13 People's lives 15 Workers' homes 15 Health 15 A woman's work 16 Uprising and unrest 19 Religion 20 Industries 25 Metals 25 Slate 33 Textiles 38 Coal 40 Transport 46 Rivers and canals 46 Ports and harbours 48 Railways 50 The Twentieth Century 53 Between two world wars 53 The second half of the twentieth century 55 The transformation of the landscape 56 Information for Visitors 62 Glossary 64
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