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Milford Haven Heritage & Maritime Museum
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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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Very interesting and entrance fee very reasonable if you are into the fishing industry this is the place to comeaR

1  Thank Kay M
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"oil industry"
in 9 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"fishing industry"
in 8 reviews
"brass rubbings"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable staff"
in 5 reviews
"stair lift"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"bronze age"
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"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"
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Tucked away, but well worth a visit. Cheap entrance and friendly staff. Lots of interesting things to see and do.

2  Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Milford Haven has a great history, going back through the history books the streets & road names have relevance to the beginnings of this great Harbour town.
It has seen many changes in its time but the beauty surrounding this area takes some beating.

I am saddened to see that the local council for this area have failed the local community in not maintaining the shopping experience in what once was a thriving Charles Street with all trades often seen on the high street,butchers,bakers,green grocers & because of the local tourist venues, shops for holiday makers selling buckets & spades,wind brakers, the usual holiday shops. I would urge them most strongely to look at what they have & to improve because the only thing moving in what once was a vibrant street is paper off the empty shops.

1  Thank pauline b
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This small maritime museum is tucked away at the harbour there are no signs directing you to it
but it is very interesting and passes away an hour especially if it is raining. The history is fascinating and I would certainly recommend a visit if you are in the area.The two ladies who are volunteers are very friendly and informative and made you very welcome also the gentleman must not forget him who told us the story about the family of whalers. A small fee of £2 on entrance but well worth it.

5  Thank Lesley P
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Small museum about the history of Milford Haven. Really knowledgeable and friendly staff and a reasonable entrance fee.

3  Thank TraceyD947
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