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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

Address: Royal Dockyard Chapel, Meyrick Owen Way | Pembroke Dock, Pembroke Dock SA72 6TB , Wales
Phone Number: +44 1646 684220
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre tells the story of Pembroke Dock's unique history and its long...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre tells the story of Pembroke Dock's unique history and its long connections with flying boats from biplanes to Sunderlands.* Displays, stories, models, medals, uniforms* Long service career of Sunderland and its various marks* Pembroke Dock in wartime - the largest flying boat station in the world* Other flying boats including the Catalina and civil variants* Dedicated Workshop Team conserving parts of a unique wartime survivor* Telling the story of Sunderland Flying Boat, serial number T9044

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Hard to find but headed for the Ferry Terminal turn left at the roundabout about 50yds up its the stone building on the left attached to the arch over the road. Limited parking, free admission but you can leave a donation. Interesting displays, plenty of material to see, all on ground floor level. Cafe onsite

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It's not easy to find this place but head for the Martello gun tower at the end of Fort Road (not the other gun tower that was a museum and has now got flooded?). This is where the workshop is and volunteers clean and conserve items recovered from the only known Mark 1 flying boat to exist. This aircraft is... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Partook in a Maritime Air Association Reunion at Pembroke Dock for a weekend which coincided with their celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. The Flying boat centre is where local enthusiasts are restoring a Sunderland aircraft that is being recovered from the Milford Sound nearby. The workshop has a huge amount of historical artifacts in it... More 

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New Minas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

A great visit to your Flying Boat Visitor Centre in Pembroke Dock. I was visiting family in Wales for the month of April 2013 and I am from Nova Scotia Canada, my family thought it was a great place to see. I was very impressed when I saw people working on parts of the Sunderland behind the barriers. I learned... More 

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Southampton UK
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

A warm welcome and personal overview of the centre/museum and Flying boat service base at Pembroke dock during WW2 by the 2 staff members who were on duty during our visit last week loads of information and artifacts squeezed into this small centre A must for any plane buff KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK & thank you for to those... More 

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Leavening, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Being very interested in WW2 aviation and Coastal Command the Centre was a magnet for me. Especially as the trust exists to recover a Sunderland seaplane from the bottom of Pembroke Dock! Their website contained all the relevant travel info. The centre is split over two sites a few hundred yards apart: the workshop & the museum. Firstly I must... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Met John the curator, very knowlegeable and very friendly. Excellent place to visit. Well worth a look in! The Dixon Family

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had a great time at this visitor centre, even though they were in the process of moving to a new site. The exhibition was fascinating and the 4 volunteers present were so interesting to chat to. Anyone with any interest at all in WWII history, especially aviation, will enjoy it.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This place is WELL off the beaten track, and is not as well publicised as it could be. The entry is free, but it does contain a wealth of information on the flying boats, and donations are appreciated. It is run by a friendly band of volunteers who also work on the restoration of the 'boats'. Check the opening times... More 

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Weston-super-MAre
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53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We came across the Flying Boat Visitor Centre purely by chance and, what a piece of luck, it was an amazing experience. Although it is currently housed in a small building, the place is packed with information and wonderful photographs. Cheerful banter was coming from the workshop where we found three volunteers restoring an engine. They soon stopped work and... More 

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