IHBC Annual School - Swansea 2023
Climate Change and the Historic Environment
Resilience and Performance
21-24 June 2023


22nd June 2023
Full School Booking Closed



13:00 - 17:00 Registration and tour start location:
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), IQ Campus, Waterfront, Swansea, SA1 8EW
Please see individual tours for start and finish venues.

Please ensure you register your vehicle at the parking terminals to receive free parking for the duration of your stay. Failure to do so may result in a Parking Charge or please use the QR code to validate your parking.

Please note:

  • All times are approximate but start times cannot be delayed for late arrivals
  • Most tours involve substantial walking - please bring sturdy shoes and wet weather gear
  • All tours necessarily are subject to change.
  • Accessibility - day tours beyond the city involve uneven ground and/or steps. Bus tours aren’t generally accessible for wheelchairs but wheelchair users will be welcome to join by car - please check each venue for accessibility.
  • Please allow plenty of time between arrival and the start of your tour

The Lower Swansea Valley became the world-leading centre for copper smelting in the 18th century. The Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site is of international importance, becoming the world’s largest copperworks in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th century. Swansea Council has been transforming a significant area of the former Hafod Morfa Copperworks site over the past three years. The council worked with partners including Penderyn Distillery and Swansea University to gain £4m National Lottery Heritage Fund funding.

Penderyn Distillery is the home of Welsh Whisky and brought distilling back to Wales after more than a century. They have distilleries, in the village of Penderyn, South Wales; in the heart of Llandudno, North Wales, and now this new distillery in Swansea which will open to the public soon.

  • 17:35 Coach from UWTSD IQ building to Penderyn Distillery, Hafod Copper Works
  • 18:00 Arrival at Penderyn Distillery, Hafod Copper Works
  • 18:10 IHBC Chair, David McDonald, welcome to the evening
  • 18:15 Welcome to Swansea, Cllr Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council
  • 18:30 Welcome from sponsors, Penderyn Distillery
  • 18:40 Penderyn distillery tour and tasting
  • 20:30 Coach to Swansea city centre. Free time in Swansea.

The Evening Reception is included in Full School Bookings ONLY

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