Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Feb 13, 2022
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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is an independent attraction operated by Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust. Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre tells the military, maritime and social history of this unique town: Wales' only Royal Dockyard, and once the largest flying-boat station in the World. Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is an all-weather family attraction based in the former Royal Dockyard Chapel. In the rain or sunshine, visitors can expect a warm welcome from our enthusiastic volunteers, and beautiful grounds where visitors can picnic or exercise their dog. There is ample free parking in the grounds, including accessible spaces and room for coaches or buses. The Heritage Centre includes a Coffee Shop, a Gift Shop and there is free WiFi throughout. The site is fully wheelchair accessible throughout, and assistance dogs are welcome in the building. Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales, number: 1120476. Company registration no: 05920931.
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Debbie P
Inchbrook, UK19 contributions
Very interesting
Nov 2021 • Friends
Small but very interesting museum. Lots of information and exhibits. Very knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit especially if you follow Naval history or want to know about the Sunderland Flying Boat
Written November 7, 2021
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BobR1952
Cluj-Napoca, Romania52 contributions
Definately worth a visit
Oct 2021
A very interesting place to visit to learn about the history of Pembroke Dock, especially in relation to the Sunderland Flying Boats that were stationed in the town. The staff of volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly and willing to share information. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Written October 11, 2021
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JesterJo
Wrexham, UK597 contributions
Interesting and Informative
Aug 2021 • Family
This volunteer-led heritage centre is a gem. The interpretations and exhibits are very well curated and the friendly volunteers brought everything to life by sharing information about Pembroke Dock's role in WWII. There is a particular focus on Sunderland Seaplanes as they were based at Pembroke Dock to support the Atlantic Crossings during WWII. There is parking outside the former Georgian Chapel and it is fully accessible for visitors with limited mobility, including a gently sloped ramp at the entrance and a wheelchair accesslible toilet. The small coffee shop offers hot and cold drinks, crisps, cakes and ice creams.
Written August 18, 2021
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sixfooteight
Cardiff, UK131 contributions
Flying boaty McExcellence
Jul 2021
Took my wife and son to this excellent centre and spent a good 90 mins discovering the history of Pembroke Dock and it's importance as a navy shipyard and flying boat hub.
Everything flying boat was on show including models, pictures, virtual cockpit and parts recovered from the wreck which were being painstakingly restored with a toothpick by a very friendly and knowledgeable gentleman who gave us a deeper insight into the history of the area.
Topped off with a pot of tea and some great cakes from two lovely ladies.
A good value and welcoming way to spend a rainy Pembrokeshire day.
Many thanks.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are very proud of our volunteer staff and our centre! we are very glad that you both enjoyed your visit.
Written August 3, 2021
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Titman9
Axminster, UK143 contributions
Easy to find and well worth a visit.
Jun 2021
Such a lovely welcome. A great cafe with lovely Welsh scones and hot chocolate. Staff, volunteers all very helpful.
A great place to come and find out a lot about Pembroke Docks and even a Star Wars feature.
Written June 25, 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit with us.
Written August 3, 2021
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Andy E
Chelmsford, UK37 contributions
Priceless information.
Jun 2021
Talk to the volunteers, a terrific source of information . The largest base for flying boats in the world at one time
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you, our volunteers are full of fascinating local stories and really enjoy meeting our visitors.
Written June 19, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,789 contributions
Sunderland or Millennium Falcon
Aug 2020
The Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is simply marvellous, staff are great and some of them can tell you great stories, the Sunderland cockpit is a basic simulator and worth ago, easily spend some quality time and some Star Wars Millennium Falcon trivia to.
Written October 3, 2020
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Thank you, for your review. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We are immensely proud of all of our volunteers, who have such a wealth of knowledge to share.
Written October 7, 2020
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RichardBrenda
Burton upon Trent, UK69 contributions
Fascinating small museum
Sep 2020 • Couples
Went on a rainy day. An interesting place with loads of details about the Sunderland flying boats and other aspects of Pembroke Dock's involvement with the war. Staffed by, I assume, volunteers all with justifiable passion in their museum.
Written September 24, 2020
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Thank you, for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you found your visit with us interesting and very pleased to hear you found such passion in all our volunteers.
Written October 7, 2020
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Abster_travels
Swansea, UK35 contributions
Little Gem of a museum
Aug 2020 • Family
We were lucky enough to come across an ad for this little gem in one of the Pembrokeshire tourist magazines. As today was a mixed weather day we decided to go and have a look. We were very happy we had. The building is a large converted chapel in the middle of Pembroke dock area, and is full to the brim with interesting artifacts and models documenting the history of the docks as well as a host of information on both WW1 and WW2 particularly focussing on the aircraft involved, particularly the Sunderland boat plane.
Our kids (8 and 6) really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful models and also the mock-up of the WW1 trenches. There is also a really fascinating flight simulator which "takes you" in a Sunderland from take off (from water at Pembroke dock) around the area and then back down to land. All the instruments are working as if you are flying. Due to Covid restrictions, we couldn't sit in it, but we could watch the whole manoeuvre as a family group.
The museum was quiet (we went early) so we practically had the place to ourselves and could really take in the information.
Another highlight was the workshop area where volunteers are restoring parts from a Sunderland which sank and was resurfaced recently. You could see the barnacles on the propeller and other parts.
There has to be a special mention for the volunteers who show you around. They are wonderful gentlemen who are obviously brimming with information and are keen to talk you through the exhibit. They were a joy to talk to.
There is a little coffee shop at the end. We had a reasonably priced delicious coffee.
All in all, we all agreed that it was a wonderful museum and we would happily recommend it and return for another visit.
Written August 28, 2020
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Thank you, for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that the whole family enjoyed spending their time with us and that all the volunteers are appreciated for their dedication. We look forward to seeing you all again.
Written September 16, 2020
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susan h
Carmarthen, UK3 contributions
An excellent experience
Aug 2020
A great little museum. Kept my two teenage girls interested for three hours so much that they missed the coffee shop. There is so much here do to with flying and flying boats. A cockpit that you can sit in with a video screen and working instruments, brilliant. Also first world war trench reenactments, guns! Machine gun and Lee Enfield smle mk3. Picnic area outside enclosed and quiet so children can play. An excellent and interesting place a short walk from what is signed as a martello fort and watch the ships and boats come and go.
Written August 19, 2020
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Thank you, for your lovely review. It is nice to hear that your teenage girls found us so interesting and you all enjoyed your time with us.
Written September 16, 2020
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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM