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Minister’s Visit to Heritage Centre

11 Jun
Pictured with Welsh Government Minister Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre on Friday are, left to right: Stuart Berry, Centre Manager; Jonathan Berry of Cadw; Mrs Angela Burns, Assembly Member for West Carmarthen and South Pembrokeshire, and Trustees Gareth Scourfield and John Evans.
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.

Welsh Government Minister Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas was briefed on Pembroke Dock’s significant place in Welsh maritime, military and social history, and the potential for this heritage to attract growing numbers of visitors, when he visited the town’s Heritage Centre last Friday. Lord Elis-Thomas, Culture and Tourism Minister, met with Centre Manager Stuart Berry before greeting […]

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 […]

A uniform project for volunteers

28 Oct
The uniform used in the dressing up box is popular among our younger visitors.

The Sunderland Trust received a little bit of good news this week, as it was informed that it had been successful in its bid for a small grant to help look after the collection of military uniform in its care. The project will seek to improve the storage of approximately 100 items of military uniform, […]

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 […]

Aberfan, remembered

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

Friday 21 October 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic disaster in the coal mining community of Aberfan, which saw the community devastated when a coal spoil tip collapsed, engulfing a farm, a row of terraced houses and the school, killing 116 children and 28 adults. The area above the village had been used as […]

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 […]

Tick of approval for Education Resource

12 Jun
Teachers from Pembroke and Pembroke Dock schools pictured with Sunderland Trust Education Team members at the launch of the Education Resource Pack at the Royal Dockyard Chapel. Left to right: Dave Perry, Ysgol Gelli Aur; Clare Perry, Deputy Head, Ysgol Gelli Aur; Sue Clarkson; Alan Davies, Monkton Priory School; Gareth Mills; Phil Okwedy, Pembroke Dock Community School; Jane Jones, Head of History, Pembroke School, and Chris Howell.

PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography

Teachers have given a big tick of approval to the Education Resource Pack launched by Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust at its newly opened Heritage Centre. Created by teachers who are members of the Trust’s Volunteer Team, the 72 page pack is aimed particularly at primary pupils but offers unique opportunities for secondary schools too. It […]

Arts Club Pupils Create Town Tapestry

12 Jun

A bright and colourful tapestry made by schoolchildren to celebrate Pembroke Dock’s Bicentenary is to go on display at the town’s new Heritage Centre. The tapestry was designed and the pictures drawn by members of Pennar Community School’s after school arts club, helped by members of staff Dawn Russell, Helen Allen and Sharon Thomas. It […]

Mark Pittman-Business Development Manager:

23 Feb

As a Ground Radar systems engineer in the Royal Air Force, Mark spent much of his twelve year engagement working on the military side of the London Air Traffic Control Centre in Middlesex.  He has lived and worked in Pembrokeshire since 1981 continuing his electronic skills and becoming proficient in business information management systems.  He […]