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Mission Gallery is one of Wales’ best adapted spaces for the contemporary arts.

Mission Gallery has developed a reputation for dynamic and distinctive programming, to present excellence across the visual arts, applied arts and craft, from across Wales and beyond.

With exhibition space, craft space, learning space, events, residency opportunities and more. Mission Gallery provides the local and wider community with opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of art. Mission Gallery offers a collective experience in which visitors can immerse themselves in; exhibitions that take risks and push the boundaries of visual art; the opportunity to purchase cutting edge design and contemporary craft and engage in friendly conversation with art led individuals. Mission Gallery seamlessly provides raw creative energy, an exceptional place to shop for every price range, and a commitment to learning, ensuring every age group is welcome.  

Mission Gallery is housed in a Grade II listed building and began its existence in 1977 as a voluntary artist run – artist led body. It developed into a professional organisation although remained voluntary until constituted as a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee, in 2008. Governed by a voluntary board of directors, the management, programming and running is maintained by art-led staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. 

Mission Gallery is supported by the Arts Council of Wales

Image: Mission Gallery, 2013 by Matthew Otten

Visit Mission Gallery

Mission Gallery
Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter 
Swansea SA1 1TY
Wales, UK

01792 652016


Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm 
Closed Mondays, Open Bank Holidays

Admission free

Open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday.

Open Christmas Eve 

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

Getting Here


Mission Gallery is located on Swansea Marina near the City Centre. We are a 15 minute walk from Swansea High Street train station and a 10 minute walk from Swansea's central bus station. The nearest pay and display car parks are situated behind Mission Gallery in the Pumphouse and also in Somerset Place, a 5 minute walk. Parking spaces are also available in Gloucester Place, however, use of the Park and Ride system on Fabian Way, is a good alternative due to limited parking.




Access is by one-step entry from pavement level through to our main entrance. There is level access throughout the gallery spaces. A wheelchair ramp is also available on request.

Group visits


We welcome schools, colleges and other groups and can arrange gallery talks to support your visit. Please contact us beforehand and we will do all we can to make your visit a success.


Large Format and Welsh


Mission Gallery can provide information in large format or Welsh. If you require other formats or languages, please ask and we will do our best to fulfill your request.


St Nicholas Church, a non-denominational Seaman's Mission built by Benjamin Bucknall.
Swansea Arts Workshop opened to the public as anArtGallery, including exhibition and workshop space. It was run by volunteers as part of the Association of Artists & Designers (AADW).
Swansea Arts Workshop became an independent gallery.
Swansea Arts Workshop adopted the name Mission Gallery.Promoted as a Crafts Council Selected Gallery.
A revenue client of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) receiving funding for its exhibition programme.
Constituted as a not-for-profit organisation.
Mission Gallery receives uplift in funding from Arts Council Wales.
Acquisition of 1st floor of St. Nicholas' Church. A 30 year lease is signed with City & County of Swansea for the whole building.
ACW funding for the remedial repair and development of the 1st floor into a dedicated education space.
2013 - 2014
Mission Gallery undergoes Feasibility Study for Major Capital Redevelopment




10 September - 19 November 2016

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Setting the Bar

Setting the BarSwansea GCSE Students

30 September - 14 October 2016

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City Stories

City StoriesGroup Exhibition

26 November - 08 January 2017

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Anne Gibbs

Anne GibbsThe Language of Clay - Curated by Ceri Jones

21 January - 26 March 2017

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