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Heritage Centre’s Building Ambition

13 Apr
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is housed in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, a Grade II* listed building, built in the 1830s.

Four years after the Royal opening of the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre by The Queen, we are pleased to announce that we are planning the next exciting stages in the development of a unique museum in one of Wales’ most significant military buildings. We have now applied to Pembrokeshire County Council, the current owners of […]

Events in 2018

08 Jan
Vintage vehicles line up in front of the Chapel at one of our regular motoring events.

As we begin the New Year, we are busy planning an exciting programme of events for the year! 2018 is set to be an important year for many, with two big centenary commemorations planned here and around the country; 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force, in April, and the 100th anniversary […]

Sharing Pride in Pembroke Dock

02 Jan
Sunderland over Pembroke Dock

2018 is an important year for many people, with a number of significant anniversaries and commemorations taking place.  Two of the more significant anniversaries in 2018 are the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, which came into being on 1 April 1918, and the centenary of the end of the First World […]

TV adventurer drops by in search of Maritime Mystery

04 May
Michael Palin Ted Goddard 1

Worldwide adventurer Michael Palin has returned to Pembrokeshire for the first time in over 40 years – in search of maritime history and the remarkable and tragic story of a Pembroke Dock-built warship. On Wednesday April 26th Michael visited the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and met up with naval historian and Centre Volunteer Ted Goddard […]

2016-2017 Heritage Centre Winter Closure

20 Oct
The Royal Dockyard Chapel is home to Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.

We would like all visitors to note that the Heritage Centre will be closed for visits from Sunday 18th December 2016 until Friday 17th February 2017. The Heritage Centre will re-open to the public on Saturday 18th February, in time for the half-term holiday. It will continue with its current pattern of opening hours; Monday […]

Heritage Centre remembers Sunderland airmen

17 Nov
T9044 display 1115 (3)

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
Mystery Object Aled and Alan 1115

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 […]

Ann Recreates Wartime History

04 Jul
Ann Neville Operations Board 614

A key day in Pembroke Dock’s wartime history has been frozen in time, thanks to the skills of a Sunderland Trust Volunteer. Ann Neville has meticulously recreated RAF Pembroke Dock’s Operations Board for one of the critical days following the D-Day Invasion in June 1944. From a faded photograph Ann has extracted all the lettering […]