Date(s) - 12/04/2018
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location: Swansea City Centre
Venues: National Waterfront Museum Swansea, Swansea City Centre and the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks
Don’t miss the spectacular finale of the Man Engine Cymru tour in Swansea.
Man Engine, the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, is set to visit Wales for the very first time this year. Resembling a giant miner, the moving, steaming, mechanical Man Engine will end its tour of south Wales’s most important industrial heritage locations in Swansea on Thursday 12 April.
Man Engine Cymru: The Spectacular Finale
Animated by a team of more than a dozen ‘miners’, the giant puppet will present copper ore for smelting to John Henry Vivian at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks in a dramatic after-dark fire and light show.
This magnificent show at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks begins at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 April, and tickets start at just £4.00.
— Spotlight (@BBCSpotlight) April 1, 2018
Man Engine Cymru: Make a day of it in Swansea
Man Engine arrives in Swansea on Thursday 12 April for a day full of exciting action that brings to life through innovative storytelling the industrial heritage that forged our nation:
11am – 1.15pm: National Waterfront Museum, Free
Join in the chorus to wake Man Engine from his slumber and begin the story. Packed full of nostalgic displays, Man Engine collects the copper ore from Captain David Morgan, one of Swansea’s legendary Cape Horners.
2.15pm – 3pm: City Centre, Free
The story continues with Man Engine progressing slowly through the city centre. At Castle Square
6.30pm – 9.30pm: Hafod-Morfa Copperworks
Man Engine arrives at the works to hand the copper ore to John Henry Vivian for smelting in a spectacular after-dark fire and light show that you really don’t want to miss. Admission to the finale at the Copperworks is by ticket only.
Note: there is no seating at the evening event, but deckchairs are permitted.
Booking: Adults £5.00, Children £4, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Concessions) £15.
Parking is available for the after-dark evening finale at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks at Landore Park & Ride, The Liberty Stadium and the land adjacent to The Tennis Centre.
NOTE: Parking is for the evening finale only, and not for the parade through the city centre and National Waterfront Museum. If you need to find city centre car parks for the parade and National Waterfront Museum, click here
All car parks are pay on arrival.
Car Park 1 – Landore Park and Ride
£5 per car
2 minute walk to the event
Cross Valley Link, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2JT
Car Park 2 – Liberty Stadium
£5 per car
5 minute walk to the event
Neath Road SA1 2FA
Car Park 3 – Land adjacent to The Tennis Centre
£5 per car
10 minute walk to the event
Brunel Way, SA1 7DS
Car Park 4 – Landore Social Club
£5 per car
The following roads will be closed on Thursday 12th April 2018:
|06:30hrs – 14:30hrs||Burrows Place|
|13:30hrs – 15:30hrs*||Burrows Place; Victoria Road; Oystermouth Road; Princess Way; Caer Street; High Street Rolling closures|
*Where possible and to minimise disruption, roads will be closed on a rolling basis, timings are approximate and subject to slight change.
You can find out more about the people and places from our industrial past, which inspired the Man Engine Cymru story, by exploring the fascinating displays at the National Waterfront Museum and Swansea Museum, or following the heritage trail at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks.
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