Welcome to the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust

Pembroke Dock has more than 200 years of well recorded military heritage that stretches even further back to Henry Tudor's invasion of 1485. The Sunderland Trust has set out to share this unique history and experience with the world. We have a remarkable story to tell but the most telling of all is that of the Mark 1 Sunderland Flying Boat T9044.

Optics boost for Sunderland dive team

04 Mar

Divers who monitor the Sunderland flying boat lying on the seabed off Pembroke Dock will now have a clearer view of their ‘charge’, thanks to generous sponsorship by Maggs Optics of Haverfordwest.   The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust Dive Group has been boosted by the donation of special lens which fit into inserts for the […]

Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

26 Feb

  Yachts Fit for A Queen Five Royal yachts’ were built at Pembroke Dockyard, Reflecting its premier status. Three were named Victoria and Albert after the long reigning Monarch and her consort. The Royal yacht’s were: 1843:Paddle yacht Victoria and Albert(I). launched on April 26th. Of 1,034 tons she served under this name until 1855, was […]

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'Two Into One' will go! - Eventually

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Garrison Chapel

Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust has a great many projects that require a home. The Royal Dockyard 'Garrison Chapel' will allow visitors, volunteers and staff to share this wonderful Classical Georgian building as an all-season, all-weather visitor centre. Here you will be able to discover what really mattered in our recent history as well as the distant past - and have fun while you do. Open 2014!

Fleet Surgeons House

The Fleet Surgeons House in the Royal Dockyard is a fine Georgian building and home to the 'Fleets to Flying Boats' visitors centre. You will find models of some the Royal Yachts built in Pembroke Dock along with uniforms and artefacts that once supported the work of wartime personnel. There is also a chance to view Flying Boat videos and enjoy top-class coffee in the Glass House Coffee Shop. Usually Open Tue-Fri.
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Flying Boat Workshop

Opened in June 2009 the Flying Boat Workshop has proved to be a busy attraction with more than 29,000 visitors entering the converted engine shed in the Royal Dockyard, Pembroke Dock. You will find volunteers that take the time to explain how various parts work, the history of the Sunderland Flying Boat T9044 and also tell stories about the role the Pembroke Dock Flying Boat station played in the war. Usually Open Tue- Sat.
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From the Visitor's Book


“Fantastic work gone into this museum. Such memories came flooding back.” AR. Glamorgan.

“Thanks for a very interesting afternoon. Most informative.” J & FB. New Zealand.

“I liked the room with all the model aeroplanes the most.” JM. West Midlands.

“Enjoyed the exhibition and the preservation of interesting wartime history.” MC. Wiltshire.

“What a Gem of a museum! Lots of interesting information. TEWs. Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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“Wonderful Centre. My father was here in 461 Sqn during the War. Thanks for your help and friendliness giving us background on Dad’s experiences and the workings of Pembroke Dock. B & IB. Australia.

“Splendid museum and Café, also thoroughly enjoyed the Flying Boat Interpretation Centre – such enthusiasm from ‘the boys’. ” SC. Worcestershire.

“Superb – how wonderful to see all this history remembered – Nice cake too! MR. Devon.

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“Very informative and moving displays about the role of the Armed Forces at Pembroke Dock. A real credit to the volunteers.” J.B & GC. Bath.

“Very interesting, keep the history alive, very important!” R & TT. Sheffield.

“We liked all of the models of the boats and planes.” C Family. Southampton.

“So wonderful to see where my Dad served in WW2 with 461 Sqn. Thank you for preserving this.” C & LS. Australia.

“Lovely ‘lemon drizzle’ cake and very interesting museum. G. family. Suffolk.