Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre
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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Feb 12, 2024
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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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Betty W
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Lovely centre, deceptively small but loads to see and read in a beautiful building. Staff really friendly and informative and great cup of coffee as well.
Written 26 September 2023
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Thank you for your review!
Written 3 October 2023
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Derek T
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Great place to while away an hour or 2 on a slightly soggy day - lots of interesting information about the area as a whole and its RAF days
Written 19 September 2023
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Thank you! We do get quite a lot of 'soggy days' in Pembrokeshire I'm afraid, but this Summer was wetter than most.
Written 3 October 2023
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David H
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Arrived here with only 20 minutes to go, but spent a lovely time with the help of the staff recapturing something of my Dad's time here servicing his national service in the RAF on the Sunderland flying boats during the Korean war. Thanks to all. David.
Written 29 August 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your brief visit, please come back another time, our archive team would love to hear more of your dad's Korean War Sunderland service.
Written 31 August 2023
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John H
1 contribution
Aug 2023
This is a lovely place recording the history of the area operated by friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable people. A fantastic building housing a great exhibition. A must too for Star Wars fans. A great day out with something for everyone.
Written 19 August 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your visit!
Written 31 August 2023
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Jean P
Cardiff, UK2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed this 1st visit it was very informative plenty to see and read and excellent staff knowledge. We also enjoyed the Star Wars exhibition as the full size Millenium Falcon was made in Pembroke.
Written 12 July 2023
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We were very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit. Please come and visit us again. Many thanks for your comments.
Written 5 September 2023
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ian m
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Recently in Pembrokeshire with disabled mother and brother. Rainy day, what to do? Found this museum on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Friendly staff and small cafe. I enjoyed understanding how important this area was in history, Great slide show with old pictures of the area. Lots of emphasis on the flying boat WWII history with some great stories. There is a lot packed into a small space. It is a 'reading' experience which is more for perhaps older children and over. There was stuff for younger children, lots of models and things to see. There is a small display about the Millenia Falcon which was built locally. However Star Wars fans should not make it a pilgrimage, it is a minor part of the display.
With tea and cake spent just under 2 hours there.
Written 7 July 2023
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Thank you for your review, it hardly ever rains in Pembrokeshire :-) but we are very much the type of place to come when it does! We are careful to point out that we are just a small (but unusual) part of the Star Wars story and not an attraction, as some people had hoped.
Written 31 August 2023
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caroline
scotland148 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited this morning and what a wonderful centre!! Absolutely packed with things to see and do. Our son (age 10) had a super time too, in the sim with dad (a pilot!), and also dressing up (our son, not daddy lol). Those running the place from the jolly man on the till to other volunteers were so welcoming and cheerful. Just a delight! We had tea and cake too in the cafe. We will return!
Written 5 July 2023
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Thank you for writing a review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 31 August 2023
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Carl M
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Great visit to a small but perfectly formed museum. Well worth the visit just to see the amazing work of the craftsmen from the area in building the Millennium Falcon. Then see all the shipbuilding and flying boat displays and models.
Written 26 June 2023
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Many thanks for your response. We were pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit. Please come again.
Written 5 September 2023
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WymeswoldOFB
Leicestershire, England374 contributions
May 2023
Unfortunately the centre was closed when we visited as there had been a break in the previous night, which left a mess everywhere. However, one of the staff very kindly walked round with us as we weren't able to return at a later date.
It was really informative and interesting, particularly on the military history: I'm still working my way through the numerous photos of the poster boards that I took to read later.
I hope everything is ok now.
Written 4 June 2023
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Many thanks for your enquiry. Our Centre is gradually being repaired and we are up and running as usual. Thank you for your interest. Enquiries Section
Written 6 June 2023
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Iain R
Milton Keynes, UK112 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great military history. Very helpful and knowledgable staff. Good coffee! Highly recommend and there’s a small play area to occupy the grandkids for an hour.
Written 1 May 2023
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Thank you for your review. We were so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable trip. Please come again soon.
Written 5 September 2023
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PEMBROKE DOCK HERITAGE CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00