School’s out for Summer!

20 Jul

The summer holidays have begun! And whether you live locally or are visiting the area, a visit to the Heritage Centre is the perfect way to keep the whole family amused for a couple of hours, whatever the weather! In addition to our regular displays and activities, including family-friendly crafts and trails, we have a Special Exhibition celebrating 100 years of the RAF and a series of heritage walks, suitable for anyone to enjoy…

In addition, our permanent displays and exhibits feature a range of personal stories, original objects, memorabilia, photographs, paintings and models.  There is also the opportunity to see our  replica Flying Boat cockpit, built by our volunteers and faithfully recreating a Sunderland Mk I flight deck.

Visitors can also enjoy great coffee, cakes and ice-creams in our volunteer-run Coffee Shop, pick up a souvenir or gift in the Gift Shop, and make use of our Free Wi-fi and Free Parking.  For full details of all our facilities, click here.

Uniformed boy in cockpit

A young pilot sees our replica Sunderland onto the Haven.

 

Family activities…

Everyday of the holidays we will have a range of activities for families and children, including:

  • Lego engineers design table
  • Paper aeroplane crafts
  • Flying boat colouring-in and activity sheets
  • Museum trails
  • Dressing-up
  • Infants activity corner

Also, families are welcome to join our weekly Heritage Walks, exploring Wales’ only Royal Dockyard and learning more about the town that built over 260 vessels for the Royal Navy, and five Royal Yachts.

Dockyard Heritage Walks…

Our Dockyard Heritage Walks will take place each week during the Summer Holiday, every Wednesday at 11.00am:

  • Wed 25 July, 11.00am
  • Wed 1 August, 11.00am
  • Wed 8 August, 11.00am
  • Wed 15 August, 11.00am
  • Wed 22 August, 11.00am
  • Wed 29 August, 11.00am

They will be led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, who have thoroughly researched the history of Wales’ only Royal Dockyard.  Meet at the Heritage Centre to be guided around the fascinating history of the Royal Dockyard before returning to the Heritage Centre. Walks will take an hour and a half approx. but may vary depending on weather etc. Full admission to the Heritage Centre applies, with no additional charge. Click here to see more information on our Facebook event.

Exhibition

Many Nations, Many Trades: Pembroke Dock’s role in 100 years of the RAF

Our Special Exhibition has been running since 30 March, and will continue until 8 September as we celebrate the men and women who served in Pembroke Dock and have contributed to the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force’s story.

Click here to read more on our website.

Click here to see more information on our Facebook page.

 

Classic cars assemble outside the Heritage Centre for our annual summer rendezvous.

Classic cars assemble outside the Heritage Centre for our annual summer rendezvous.

Events

Classic Cars, Vintage Vehicles, Retro Rides’ Heritage Centre Rendezvous…

On Saturday 28 July, we will be hosting our annual Heritage Centre Rendezvous!

We are inviting owners of Classic and Retro cars to join us in the grounds of the Royal Dockyard Chapel. Cars will assemble in the grounds from 9.30am, and from about 2.00pm the assembled vehicles will be judged on a limited number of informal categories.

Classic Cars will be free to park and show (donations to Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust will be encouraged), and owners and passengers will be eligible for FREE entry to the Heritage Centre on the day.

Click here to see more information on our Facebook page.

 

1574 Sqn ATC Family Funday

On Sunday 19 August, the Heritage Centre will open its doors for FREE as we host 1574 Sqn (Pembroke and District) ATC in their Family Funday fundraising event.

Click here to see more information on the ATC Facebook page.

 

For more details on visiting the Heritage Centre, including details of admission prices and how to find us, see our Visit Us page or click here.

Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for further details of events throughout the summer and beyond.

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