It is known that a strong trade in oysters was well established in Swansea Bay in the Middle Ages and the oyster beds of Mumbles were considered the most prolific in Britain by 1684, when the first Duke of Beaufort toured Wales.

A vessel with a rig was introduced in the mid 19th Century. The dredge was made to a local design and attached to the bottom of each of the 180 boats that were used to gather the oysters off the sea bed in the 1860's.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Alexandra Road, Swansea, SA1 5DZ
01792 516 900

Opening times

Tue - Sun 10am-5pm. Last admission 4.40pm Closed Mondays (except bank holidays)

Exhibitions at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

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