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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A 'must see'. Wales best kept secret!

A real hidden gem of a museum in a beautifully restored old chapel – discovered it just by chance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AdrianB4686
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

We had no idea this museum existed until members of our family took us for a visit. What a treasure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
timperley-trotters
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is an independent museum operated by Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre tells the military, maritime and social history of this unique town: Wales' only Royal Dockyard, and once the largest...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Meyrick Owen Way | Royal Dockyard Chapel, Pembroke Dock SA72 6WS, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real hidden gem of a museum in a beautifully restored old chapel – discovered it just by chance. Full of fascinating exhibits and ‘touchy-feely’ things to explore (even a mock up Sunderland cockpit you can sit in and watch a wide multi-screen display of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely and very detailed review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit including all of the exhibits and displays and our Coffee Shop. Our volunteers will be delighted that they had such an impact, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea this museum existed until members of our family took us for a visit. What a treasure trove of exhibits and such a fascinating history of the flying boats and Pembroke Dock during WW2. The building is a most beautiful Ex Georgian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this detailed review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and that our volunteer introduction and the displays themselves have been so well received. I hope you will be able to find the time to come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum, lots to see, my 5 year old daughter really enjoyed looking at all the models. Loved sitting in the Sunderland simulator. Lots of interesting exhibits and stories. Staff really friendly and knowledge.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank apachep2017
Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We are so glad your young daughter enjoyed the experience, and we hope that you will be back again in the near future.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place with plenty of history about the maritime and importance of our town. Also plenty of interactive items to keep the kids entertained.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review, we are so please that you enjoyed your experience here and hope that you are able to come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is a fascinating museum housed in a beautiful building, a Georgian chapel. A lot has been crammed into the space available and it takes a while to make sense of it all, but there is much to learn and enjoy here. I understand that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew H
Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely detailed review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and that you found the displays so interesting. As you mention, and like most other museums and historic properties we don't allow dogs in the...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

At the end if a beautiful train ride, this is a gem of emotional history. Graphic descriptions, photos, paintings and objects really bring the war effort of Sunderland flying boats and their crew to life. Also fascinating stuff about the history of a naval dockyard....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit here. Please do keep in touch, and we hope that you will be able to come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely old school place. Get close to everything and the staff are very knowledgeable. Not to be missed if in the area

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope you are able to come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

An excellent collection of memorabilia of the home forces dedicated to the memories and brave men of the RAF who flew the Sunderland aircraft in the second world war. Well worth a visit and not to be missed. Excellent cafeteria, easy parking and very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the subject matter was so meaningful for you. We hope you can find the time to come and see us again in the future!

Reviewed 13 September 2018

The Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is a FANTASTIC place … a Jewel in the Crown … filled with a wealth of history …. very interesting history! The staff are very helpful and friendly … nothing is too much trouble for them. CONGRATULATIONS to the Manager...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thanks for this lovely review, our team will be delighted that they have made such a positive impact. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a great resource and museum which celebrates the history of Pembroke Dock from its foundation in 1814 through to the present day. Topics covered include the royal dockyard (closed in 1926), the RAF seaplane station (1937 to 1959), the army barracks (Llanion and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stuart B, Manager at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! Our team will be delighted to hear this great feedback, and to know their work has had such a positive impact on your experience here. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and that we...More

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