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

We have lots of regular visitors to the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site. Recently a group of people from the Crisis Art Group joined Ray and Geoff...

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HLF Funding Success
Plans to revitalise the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks have received funding from the HLF worth £3.56million. The funding will be used to refurbish the Powerhouse to create...

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Restoration starts on Musgrave Engine House and Crane
Restoration Work has started at the Musgrave Engine House. In addition to the consolidation of the building (funded by Swansea Council (£180,000) and Cadw (£100,000)...

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Man Engine Cymru finale at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks
The Man Engine visited the Copperworks site for a hugely spectacular finale to the 5-day tour of South Wales. Over 6000 people attended the finale...

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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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