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Short Story Competition 2018

Under 19 years old, can you tell a story?Find out more about this great competition here

Coming soon - Design an Edwardian Garden for Dylan competition

The Birthplace is open every day

Because of other events taking place including Edwardian afternoon tea parties and overnight stays there may be some times when we can't take visitors so please ring to check availability on 01792 472555.

Want to stay overnight and experfience the unique Birthplace atmosphere? Check out availability on our booking page

US Beat Poet Laureate Chris Vannoy in the Parlour

Thursday 25th October

6.30pm for 7.00pm

After a fleeting visit a few years ago the American Beat Poet Laureate Chris Vannoy is back with his fellow San Diego poet Rayn Roberts to rock the rafters of the Birthplace. Dylan was a great influence on the beat generation of poets including Alan Ginsberg so come along and see if he would have approved. This promises to be a great Poets in the Parlour at the heart of the Uplands. Tickets £5 from 01792 472555 or

Monday 15th October Book a tour

Tuesday 16th October Book a tour

Wednesday 17th October Book a tour

Thursday 18th October Book a tour

Friday 19th October Book a tour

Saturday 20th October Open for free viewing of Cara Gibson's Dylan inspired exhibition of paitings Buttermilk and Whippets 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. Refreshments

Sunday 21st October Book a tour before 1.00pm

Monday 22nd October Book a tour

Tuesday 23rd October Book a tour

Wednesday 24th October Book a tour

Thursday 25th October Book a tour US Beat Poet Laureate Chris Vannoy 6.30pm - see above

Friday 26th October  Book a tour

Saturday 27th October Dylan's 104th birthday - we are open 11.00am to 4.00pm - come along and enjoy some party food of the day - marmite and spam sandwiches, cake and jelly. Free entry

Sunday 28th October Book a tour

Monday 29th October Book a tour

Tuesday 30th October Closed

Wednesday 31st October Book a tour

Thursday 1st November Book a tour

Friday 2nd November Book a tour

Saturday 3rd November Book a tour

Sunday 4th November Book a tour

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

There is nothing better than a nice cup of tea and a chat. Well, Mrs. Thomas did like to catch up on all the local gossip courtesy of friends and neighbours! Like John and Viv relax in the comfort of the Thomases front parlour and enjoy a bounty of beautiful home baked cakes and a selection of succulent sandwiches whilst being served a hearty Welsh brew or coffee. You can even have a go at twitching our net curtains if you wish. More

John and Viv afternoon tea
Just imagine...socialising, eating dinner and spending the night in arguably the most famous house in Welsh literature - the house where one of the most celebrated poets and writers of the 20th century was born, spent the first 23 years of his life and first put pen to paper.

Well, you and your family and friends can now do this yourselves! Thanks to the tireless efforts of a team of dedicated Dylan Thomas enthusiasts, his birthplace and childhood home at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in the Uplands suburb of Swansea - the second city of Wales - has been fully restored to its 1914 condition when it was bought as a new house by the Thomas family.

This house played a huge part in shaping the style and output of Dylan Thomas, and we guarantee that there will be something that you will see or touch that will provide memories for a long time to come.

Experience the Birthplace and family home of Wales' most famous writer, Dylan Thomas, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands, Swansea. The Edwardian house where nearly two-thirds of Dylan Thomas's works were created. Home of the self proclaimed "Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive"