The Dylan Thomas Centre, in Swansea’s Maritime Quarter, is one of the city’s most iconic buildings.


In 2011, the University of Wales took over the lease of the building and has significantly invested in renovations at the Centre. The University is in the process of merging with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and will offer a range of service facilities on a local, regional, national and international basis.

Now a multi-purpose and multi-occupancy venue open to host a range of events and functions, the new facilities at the Centre include incubation space for businesses that are interested in establishing presence in Swansea, and a warm and welcoming Coffee Shop and 1825 Conferences & Events.

Opened in July 2014, this warm and welcoming coffee shop can seat just fewer than 40 people. Situated in the main foyer, next to the exhibition, it is open from 9am to 4pm daily serving homemade cakes, scones, freshly brewed Dylan Thomas Centenary blend coffee, warming soup, and salads and sandwiches freshly made to order by our full time chef.

The coffee shop is perfect for everyone, from tourists and visitors to the Centre having a leisurely lunch, to office workers in the area popping in for a takeaway sandwich or for members of the public out for a stroll around the SA1 area of Swansea.

The Dylan Thomas Centre is also home to the permanent exhibition, Love the Words, which opened on Dylans 100th birthday, 27 October 2014.

The interactive displays tell the story of the work, life and cultural context of one of the twentieth century’s most significant writers. The exhibition includes a learning space, activities for children, and a temporary exhibition area.