Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is an all-weather attraction based in the former Royal Dockyard Chapel. In the rain or sunshine, visitors can expect a warm welcome from our enthusiastic volunteers, and beautiful grounds where visitors can picnic or exercise their dog.
There is ample parking in the grounds, including accessible spaces and plenty of room for coaches or buses. Parking for Heritage Centre visitors is free.
The Heritage Centre includes a Coffee Shop, selling a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks, and a Gift Shop selling a range of souvenirs and gifts. There is free WiFi throughout the Coffee Shop and the displays.
The site is fully wheelchair accessible throughout, and assistance dogs are welcome.
Our displays feature selected objects, paintings and photographs from our historic collections along with models and dioramas supported by stories and information about the fascinating history of the town. We have a number of audio-visual displays featuring video clips and interactive exhibits, such as our unique replica Sunderland cockpit and simulated flight around the Haven.
We regularly change and improve our exhibits and have an ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust has signed the Kids in Museums manifesto, and fully supports families wishing to visit.
We offer a range of activities including free activity sheets, trails, a rummage box, dressing up items as well as interactive exhibits and a regular programme of activities aimed at families with children. We are aiming to continually improve our selection of activities, events and the nature of our displays, in order to appeal to wider age ranges of children and their families. We therefore welcome any feedback or suggestions from family groups who visit.
For families with younger children, there are baby changing facilities available in the unisex accessible toilet on the ground floor, with ample room for a pram or pushchair, and breast-feeding is welcome. The site, including all the displays, is fully accessible to prams and pushchairs.
The Heritage Centre recently has regularly gained the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence over recent years, including in 2016 and 2017.