Chapel Bay Fort & Museum
Chapel Bay Fort & Museum
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Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A military fortress, museum and cafe located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at Angle, Pembrokeshire.
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  • Frances A
    4 contributions
    Excellent tour
    I was engaged throughout my tour of the fort, despite having little interest in or knowledge of military history. This was because our guide was very knowledgeable and had the gift of communicating this knowledge to the average person. He explained the historical context and related what I saw to my existing knowledge. My husband is more interested and more knowledgeable and still enjoyed the tour just as much. I didn’t enjoy the museum as much, but I would still recommend you to visit.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2022
  • Huw G
    2 contributions
    A very interesting museum
    This is an excellent museum & well worth a visiting you like bit of military history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & made the tour well worth while. I strongly recommend it.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 April 2023
  • The Escape Pleasant Valley
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Brilliant Museum and Tour
    WOW what a hidden gem in the heart of Pembrokeshire. A must visit location for all those with a passion for military history no matter the age. The fort and museum are just unbelievable! We will definitely be visiting George and Emma again!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Karen J
    3 contributions
    Great day out
    Great place we found it last year when walking around the head land and finally yesterday got a chance to go back and visit. I so glad we did the guide for the tour was so informative, the amount of information he gave with no prompts or reminders was amazing! We really enjoyed finding out about the history of the fort and the items the have recovered to go in it. The owner’s collection of war time items was fascinating too. A great variety of things done extremely rare and a joy to see. If like us you are interested in history and local wartime things this is a must. That said you don’t have to be a history geek to enjoy the tour either as it’s give in a simple way sharing the history of the fort and those who lived and protected us by being there. The cafe is worth a visit to lovely lunches and cakes available along side local icecream. We look forward to going back when they have restored and opened up more of it as it’s a fascinating place.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Kathryn W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom16 contributions
    A 'hidden gem' well worth a visit
    Wow what an amazing place, a 'must visit' for anyone in the area! A great collection and well presented. Especially enjoyed the tour and the wealth of information from the guide and owner. I would recommend including the cafe in your visit, the lunch and cakes were very nice.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Susan D
    11 contributions
    Absolutely amazing
    Amazing find in Pembroke, staff were very friendly and welcoming. We loved the guided tour from Wayne and a wander around the Museum, followed by a lovely cup of tea and cake in the cafe. Definitely worth visiting for a few hours.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Martyn
    Aberdare, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Well Worth a Visit
    Highly Recommended, thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour by the extremely knowledgeable John. It’s only due to the volunteers that historic places like this are kept for us to visit. Chapel Bay Fort Museum also has a great little tea/coffee shop for refreshments. Do visit if your in the area it’s well worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • yollom
    Radcliffe, United Kingdom205 contributions
    Knowledge abounds
    Visited Chapel Bay Fort and Museum whilst holidaying in the area, stumbled across it whilst on a walk from Angle beach. What a wonderful hidden gem, informative short guided tour with Brian who gave us history of the fort and some of the gun emplacements and other artillery and ordnance collection. There's a cafe on site serving, amongst other things, the most delicious cake. Open Saturday and Sunday with tours at various times.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Adam L
    1 contribution
    Well worth the trip
    A hidden gem in West Wales, this museum was surprisingly full given its size. With an extensive collection of weapons and equipment from the last 300 years, a well-stocked tea room (essential for any Brit) and plenty of knowledgeable staff to ask questions to, our visit was an excellent start to our holiday. The fort itself was a fascinating location. While we wish we could've explored a bit more of it ourselves, H&S and a colony of spiders lurking in the dungeons unfortunately prevented it. Despite this, our guided tour took us around a large part of the fort and showed off the history of the location splendidly. 9/10
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 September 2023
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Cruiser789360
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised at how much more was here than expected, so many military pieces on display. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Written 27 September 2023
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Phil M
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
It was bucketing with rain when we arrived and did our tour but this only bought home to us what a desolate posting this must have been for the soldiers operating the battery for all those years
The place is run by volunteers who do a top job in the cafe but especially the ex army tour guide top bloke and very knowledgable
Finally I was not expecting the standard of the military equipment on display which is exceptional.
Very pleased we made the journey out to see this fort and I hope others get the opportunity to see this fascinating slice of our history
Written 22 September 2023
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Adam L
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
A hidden gem in West Wales, this museum was surprisingly full given its size. With an extensive collection of weapons and equipment from the last 300 years, a well-stocked tea room (essential for any Brit) and plenty of knowledgeable staff to ask questions to, our visit was an excellent start to our holiday.

The fort itself was a fascinating location. While we wish we could've explored a bit more of it ourselves, H&S and a colony of spiders lurking in the dungeons unfortunately prevented it. Despite this, our guided tour took us around a large part of the fort and showed off the history of the location splendidly.

9/10
Written 3 September 2023
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Lauren E
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Owners are very judgemental as soon as we walked in we were getting spoke about by the staff that worked there. Lady in cafe owners wife is extremely rude and has no customer service skills. So expensive for what it is not worth the time or energy going.
Written 26 August 2023
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Cheryl C
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Took my parents (in their 80's ) we all really enjoyed the museum. The guided tour was very good,our tour guide was funny and very informative. The tour is outside, we were lucky with the weather.
Written 20 August 2023
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Louise T
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
An unexpected gem on our holiday to Pembrokeshire. We were treated to a very informative guided tour around the fort and all the staff were super friendly and helpful. They were more than happy to answer any questions thrown at them from inquesitive 12,10 and 8 year olds. There was also lovely tea and cake in the cafe afterwards!
Written 18 August 2023
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yollom
Radcliffe, UK205 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Visited Chapel Bay Fort and Museum whilst holidaying in the area, stumbled across it whilst on a walk from Angle beach. What a wonderful hidden gem, informative short guided tour with Brian who gave us history of the fort and some of the gun emplacements and other artillery and ordnance collection.
There's a cafe on site serving, amongst other things, the most delicious cake.
Open Saturday and Sunday with tours at various times.
Written 29 July 2023
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Martyn
Aberdare, UK1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
Highly Recommended, thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour by the extremely knowledgeable John. It’s only due to the volunteers that historic places like this are kept for us to visit.
Chapel Bay Fort Museum also has a great little tea/coffee shop for refreshments.
Do visit if your in the area it’s well worth it.
Written 24 July 2023
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Susan D
11 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Amazing find in Pembroke, staff were very friendly and welcoming. We loved the guided tour from Wayne and a wander around the Museum, followed by a lovely cup of tea and cake in the cafe. Definitely worth visiting for a few hours.
Written 16 July 2023
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Kathryn W
Nottingham, UK16 contributions
Jul 2023
Wow what an amazing place, a 'must visit' for anyone in the area! A great collection and well presented. Especially enjoyed the tour and the wealth of information from the guide and owner. I would recommend including the cafe in your visit, the lunch and cakes were very nice.
Written 9 July 2023
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CHAPEL BAY FORT & MUSEUM: Tickets, Tours & Things to Know (with Photos)

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Chapel Bay Fort & Museum is open:
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00