Icons of the Cleddau: A Sunderland Study

14 Sep
The stunning painting of T9044’s last flight, now available as a print.

Monday 26 September to Saturday 17 December 2016 A new Special Exhibition for autumn and winter 2016 highlighting the Trust’s art collection will open from Monday 26th September. This exhibition will focus on images of the Short Sunderland flying boat, many of which are depicted in and around Pembroke Dock. The original paintings will also feature […]

Autumn Evenings in Pembroke Dock

30 Aug
Autumn Evenings 2016 poster

This Autumn there will be something different to do with your evenings, as we open the Heritage Centre after hours one Friday each month, to welcome local historians and authors as they give talks and presentations about our history and heritage. Starting on Friday 9th September, and continuing on Friday 7th October, Friday 4th November […]

Discounted Heritage Centre Entry for Pembroke Castle Visitors

03 Aug
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Visitors wishing to experience almost 1000 years of Pembrokeshire History can now use their Pembroke Castle tickets to gain discounted entry into Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. The offer will run for the duration of the school summer holidays, and will require visitors to show a Pembroke Castle ticket or Till Receipt in order to get […]

Christening Photos Bridge 70 Years

26 Jul
2016: Left to right: Dilys Cardy and Margaret Brown, of Pembroke Dock, Carol Francis of Swansea (first cousins); Robert Bickham; Judy Thomas of Gowerton (step-sister), Lesley Bickham (daughter) and Pamela Bickham (wife).

Over 70 years separate these two photographs which recall a very special family moment as World War II drew to a close. Taking centre stage in both is Robert Bickham, who was the babe in arms in the photograph taken after his christening at Pembroke Dock’s Royal Dockyard Chapel in April 1945. Robert, who emigrated […]

SHORT BROTHERS – Aviation Pioneers

16 Apr

HORACE Leonard 1872 – 1917        Albert EUSTACE 1875 – 1932        Sir Hugh OSWALD 1883 – 1969   THREE BRILLIANT BROTHERS – My Great, Great Uncles ! In 1893 two brothers strained their necks from the roof of 15 Friar Gate, Derby… “Breathlessly we scrambled up through the skylight on to the roof of our house […]

2016 Opening times for the Heritage centre.

22 Jan

2016 Opening times for the Heritage centre. Opening times will now be as follows: From the 15th February 2016 Wednesday to Saturday. 10.00hrs until 16.00hrs. From Monday the 21st March 2016 Monday to Saturday. 10.00hrs until 16.00hrs. New admission prices will apply from 1st February 2016 Adults: £5.00 Concessions: £4.00 (60+ years of age) Child: […]

Heritage Centre remembers Sunderland airmen

17 Nov
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After a successful first full visitor season, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be closing for two winter months – December and January. The Centre, in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, will close as from Monday November 30th. However, it will open especially for parties already pre-booked and also extends an invitation to organisations and groups […]

Weighty puzzle for Heritage Centre team

11 Nov
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A mystery machinery item – found in a house clearance – has set the team at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre a weighty puzzle. It was donated recently with suggestions that it might be connected to the wartime Sunderland, T9044, which sank off the town 75 years ago this month. Aled Lewis, who recently joined […]