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“Fantastic little museum”

Milford Haven Heritage & Maritime Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Milford Haven. Designed by Swansea architect, Jernigan, it was built in 1797 for the storage of whale oil awaiting transhipment for sale in London. Milford Haven has been connected with a number of industries – fishing, Quaker whaling from 1790s, which led to the whale oil industry and more recently the modern oil industry. It has also played an important role during the two World Wars, when it was a convoy assembly point for mine-sweeping. The Museum collection reflects all of these aspects of the town’s history, but focuses particularly on the maritime history. The Museum is a completely voluntarily run museum. It is currently re-constructing its management structure, but it currently consists of the Treasurer, Administrator and Curator. The museum is mainly funded by the Milford Haven Town Council, and the current mayor of Milford Haven is our Trust ex-chairman. The Museum is also supported by other organisations, such as Milford Haven Port Authority and South Hook LNG. The Museum currently holds an accredited status which is awarded by CyMAL.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 5 November 2012

A really thorough look at the (relatively short) history of Milford Haven. This takes you from its founding in 1790 to the present. Lots of attention given to the fish trade at the docks, the oil industry, and whaling. This museum was established in the early 1990's, and although some of the exhibits now look a little dated, they do a wonderful job with what I expect are small resources. Wonderful collections of photos and and plans of the town for the visitor with a keen eye and a fondness for the town. Good disabled access, with a stair lift for the access to the first floor. Very reasonable entry fee.

3  Thank Alvear24
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"oil industry"
in 9 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"fishing industry"
in 8 reviews
"knowledgeable staff"
in 5 reviews
"stair lift"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"bronze age"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"whale oil"
in 3 reviews
"a great deal"
in 3 reviews
"free parking"
in 3 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 2 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 2 reviews
"answer any questions"
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Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum down on the docks.
It covers the nautical and social history of MH from late 18th century up to late 20th.Even if your not a maritime buff this is worth a look.
Whaling, WW2 ,fishing and the oil industry are all represented by models,videos and artifacts ranging from harpoons, sea mines,shipwrights tools and even a butchers bike! The model ships are outstanding.

3  Thank theflyingswan
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

It is a lovely local museum full of 'bits and pieces'. When we were there there was a terrific volunteer who had been on the boats himself and gave us a great introduction to the exhibits.

2  Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

From the outside though it would be quite small, and would not take long to around, but I was surprised. The museum gave a walk though from how Milford was settled to the current day. Allot of interesting information and displays. There are things for all the family and the entry price very good. Staff were very friendly and knew allot about the history and the area of Milford. I would recommend a visit here, but leave a couple of hours to walk around.

3  Thank welshtraveller1980
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